For the last two years, John has been taking classes through the diocesan Lay Ministry Formation program. Today, along with about 90 folks, he was comissioned and was given his certificate. Bishop Doran presided over a wonderful liturgy (not a mass) and gave a great homily, and then we went out to dinner courtesy of the $$ I won last night in the 50/50 drawing.
Doesn't he look cute in a suit with carnation?
Now for the next step - God willing, in 5 years, ordination to the permanent diaconate. Prayer muchly appreciated!
One of his classmates went through a pregnancy and birth during the program and brought the baby to every class with her - the director issued the toddler a certificate of 100% attendance!