Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I can’t believe it’s almost October already. Last week Western started back up, which means double schedule for me.  Interestingly enough I spent most of the week continuing my summer schedule by golfing. Last Monday I “had” to play in a tournament for the Archdiocese, which benefited Archbishop Murphy Catholic High School in Everett, and then on Thursday it was the Knights of Columbus Saints and Sinners tournament up here in Bellingham. With the completion of those two outings my summer golf comes to an end, because the rain will come soon and when one doesn’t get up until noon on one’s day off it seriously limits the amount of golf one can play. It was a good season; I got out at least a dozen times and by the end of it I was hitting the ball over 320 yards on occasion. Notice there is no mention of scores, because if you can hit the ball far that’s all that matters. J

 

In October I’ll have to be out of the office, again, I know. L First this coming week for my leadership classes; I only have two more multi-day sessions the rest are one day refreshers. Later in the month I have spiritual director training in Chicago, this time it’s an 8-day retreat, then I’m going to stay two extra days to see some of my old classmates from Seminary in the Chicago area. Due to the nature of the retreat I’ll miss two Sundays, but then I shouldn’t be gone again until January. In the five-year battle plan I should be done with all my training by May 2015, then drive in some deep roots here in Bellingham for at least six more years. You lucked out with a short one this week; you’re welcome Ron.   Prayers Always, Fr. Joseph Altenhofen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I can’t believe it’s almost October already. Last week Western started back up, which means double schedule for me.  Interestingly enough I spent most of the week continuing my summer schedule by golfing. Last Monday I “had” to play in a tournament for the Archdiocese, which benefited Archbishop Murphy Catholic High School in Everett, and then on Thursday it was the Knights of Columbus Saints and Sinners tournament up here in Bellingham. With the completion of those two outings my summer golf comes to an end, because the rain will come soon and when one doesn’t get up until noon on one’s day off it seriously limits the amount of golf one can play. It was a good season; I got out at least a dozen times and by the end of it I was hitting the ball over 320 yards on occasion. Notice there is no mention of scores, because if you can hit the ball far that’s all that matters. J

 

In October I’ll have to be out of the office, again, I know. L First this coming week for my leadership classes; I only have two more multi-day sessions the rest are one day refreshers. Later in the month I have spiritual director training in Chicago, this time it’s an 8-day retreat, then I’m going to stay two extra days to see some of my old classmates from Seminary in the Chicago area. Due to the nature of the retreat I’ll miss two Sundays, but then I shouldn’t be gone again until January. In the five-year battle plan I should be done with all my training by May 2015, then drive in some deep roots here in Bellingham for at least six more years. You lucked out with a short one this week; you’re welcome Ron.   Prayers Always, Fr. Joseph Altenhofen