Beside my work at St. Vincent's, I have been put in charge of the landscaping of the whole church here in West Union, and let me tell you it is a handful! The landscaping here has not been done in about 5 years or more. I will post more pictures of this, including before and after photos, after is is finished next week. We just finished spreading the mulch today, and finishing the new planting next week!
One of the more exciting and relaxing aspects being here is all the activities I am able to do with Fr. Bedel. One in particular was able to attend and help father prepare for his first Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Accession Thursday two weeks ago. This was an amazing experience. I even got to hang out with some of my brother seminarians before and after the mass which made for an amazing night. I am so blessed to be able to attend this mass and serve Fr. Bedel's EF Low Mass on Saturday mornings this summer. He did a great job and had great deacons and a great MC.
I never knew that this little gem existed! It is so beautiful and I was shocked that I was still in Ohio with all the hills and huge trees! The views and the wild life were amazing, and we could not have asked for better weather! I will defiantly be back and was blessed to be able to walk with Andrew talking about vocation, seminary, life, and proving the existence of God through nature. An amazing day to relax after a long week of working around the parish.
I know this is a short post, but more exciting activities to come and please be assured of my prayers and please keep me in your prayers.