Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mission Post #15

We have been accepted.  We are going on our mission.  The official word has been sent to us.  We've spoken to Fr. Marcelino to start our planning on the parish end; we have spoken to Sr. Darlene and we think we will be staying with her; we have spoken to Fr. Armando - our pastor - and the details of our appeal to the parish for contributions have been settled.  

We will make our appeal at all the Masses on September 14th and 15th and then once a month after, until we leave, there will be an announcement that we will be outside after Mass. 

Fr. A. also mentioned that La Favorita (a Spanish language radio station) has an English and Spanish Catholic program and we may be able to arrange to make an appeal through there.  

Athens (a friend) is setting up a radio interview for us on her radio program later in September or early October.

Now is the time for me to touch base with Sue again (in Mineral Wells, TX) and start the ground work for a news article and connect with the Catholic Church there.  

We are going to be meeting to make a presentation to Knights of Columbus, YLI, and the Rosary Ladies' group, and others.  Just those three alone will make a deeper connection with parish members.

Our friends Alicia Ruelas and Sara Fontana will translate for us at the Spanish Masses.  So - we are set to go.  I'm excited.


Joyful said...

Congratulations! It's so exciting for you.

trailbee said...

This is great news. You and Don must be sooooo excited. Good luck with all your plans. xox

Ginny said...

I am excited for you, too, and cannot wait for stories and updates about how it is going. I know you will be GREAT!!! Or maybe I should say that God will do great things through you.

Sue in the Wood said...

Get me a release and I will begin! Sending it to the papers (s) in the area as well as to the area Catholic churches. Will you all be free to speak should you be asked? Keep us posted on dates and times!

Jeanie said...

THREE CHEERS! I know you are so happy and excited, Annie. I'm glad it's working out just as you hoped and prayed for.

Betsy Adams said...

That is awesome, Annie... You'll have to tell me more about this mission of yours... God is working through you --and you will be able to share Jesus with many others... Congrats.

Nonnie said...

I'm happy that you are so excited to embark on such a journey. Where will you be going?

Annie said...

We will be going to Texas, work in Missouri for ten weeks, perhaps visit Shiloh in Tennessee during those ten weeks, then travel to Indianapolis, two places in West Virginia, Gettysburg, Mother Seaton's Shrine in MD, Antietam also in Maryland, Richmond VA perhaps then on over to Lansing Michigan, northern Wisconsin, down through Illinois and then home with no doubt several unscheduled stops in between. I will be doing lots of reports from the road and meeting lots of blogging and Facebook friends along the way.

Marilyn said...

How exciting for you both.
Best of luck!