A Deanery meeting was held on the first Tuesday of this month. (The Bishop asks the Priests in designated zones to meet a few times a year. They then send him their report which assists the Bishop in his administration of the Diocese.) Last Tuesday and Wednesday were the Diocesan Professional Development days for the Priests. Father Pierre wrote of these to you earlier in the year. (These days are to help them in their vocation and in their shepherding of God’s people.) The Council of Priests (they represent the clergy and are an advisory body to the Bishop) meet this coming Tuesday and this is then followed by the Consultor’s meeting. Please keep all the Priests in your prayers. As you are aware, we do not currently have enough Priests in the Diocese. Our retired Priests and our Parish Priests need our support and encouragement, and our Church needs our prayers. How blest are we that we still have so many options to attend Mass?