Friday, July 10, 2015

Sending Mitch off to Rome . . . Michigan Style!

The captain, Mitch Roman.  
This coming Sunday, Mitch Roman will be heading to Rome to begin his theological studies at the Pontifical North America College. Since the ordination two weeks ago, Mitch and I have been meaning to meet up to say, "See ya later!" The other day, we made plans and I drove to the great and beautiful town of Empire along with Chris Jarvis to send him off to Rome . . . Michigan style.


Chris Jarvis waterskiing

We had a great time relaxing on the shores of Glen Lake while talking to his parents, and relatives. After a while went waterskiing . . . no, I did not waterski, but Jarvis did and was really good at it too. Jarvis had to take off and then we went for another boat ride around Glen Lake. It was my first time on that particular lake and the first time all summer to be on a boat. His folks cooked a wonderful meal - ribs, a kale salad with watermelon, and I brought over my mother's homemade double cherry pie. Of course, you cannot be on the lake without a bonfire! But most importantly, it was an amazing day to enjoy and share in diocesan brotherhood.



Over the next three months or so Mitch will be emerged into the Italian language and when he begins his course work, it will all be in that beautiful romantic language. So as you all pray for your seminarians and priests of the diocese remember in a special way, Mitch as he leaves the great Mitten State and heads over to Italy. Pray that we all will be holy men of God. God Bless!  

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