I was quite busy with the Mass of Anticipation for the feast day of Saint Patrick (an annual event held at Saint Gabriel’s parish, which I was invited to attend), but I didn’t want to miss the closing ceremonies of the 26th retreat weekend of the Montreal Catholic Challenge Movement. Unfortunately I could only be present for the arrival of the outside guests, and not for the liturgy, but given that I had sponsored a candidate for the weekend I wanted to make sure I offered my support.
The Montreal Catholic Challenge Movement has a cherished place in my heart, of course, given that I was one of its founders. It was great seeing some other “old-timers” there, and great seeing that new blood continues to energize the activity of the group. I am working with Challenge to help them create a more formal institutional expression of the movement, something which I think will give them even greater possibilities for growth. Here’s hoping that its work of evangelization may continue to flourish.