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December 3, 2006

I am alive

Ok, I had not realized that it had been all that long since I blogged. I will try to get back to this for Advent. It is, after all, my favorite season.

Today is a bit daunting, three masses and three baptisms.

What has consumed a bit of time lately is the planning involved for a trip to Rome, Assisi, Giano del Umbria, Siena, San Gimignano, and San Giovanni Rotondo that will take place December 27th through January 13th. I will post the itinerary when it is complete. And yes, part of the trip will be a visit to Ristorante Rifugio San Gaspare.

The other thing that has consumed a lot of time and energy is the annual wrestling the budget to the ground. So how does one cut $91,000 from the budget and still keep smiles on the faces of the Parish Team?

Oops, I need to get my Christmas cards started.

Posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. at December 3, 2006 1:42 PM

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Hi, Father Jeff,

I hope you took a few moments to invoke the energy of St. Francis Xavier, patron of so many Precious Blood communities, even though his feast is superceded by the First Sunday of Advent!

Reading about him makes me tired, and puts some of my challenges in perspective.

Happy Patron Day, Maureen

Posted by: Maureen Lahiff at December 3, 2006 7:05 PM

One does not.  But why should you suffer alone?

Posted by: Donalyn at December 3, 2006 7:20 PM

Welcome back, carissimo Padre! See you in Rome? I hope so. I will be leaving for Rome during th first week of January.

Posted by: Don Marco, O.Cist. at December 5, 2006 5:50 PM

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