Today was a meeting between the various department heads (and their associates) at the Archdiocese. We call the “Offices and Services”. In 2000-speak of our diocesan curia, an “Office” is like a “congregation” in the Roman Curia — its role is to set binding policy for the diocese. On the other hand, a “Service” is more like a “council” in the Roman Curia — it is there to support certain pastoral initiatives. For myself, I work in an Office, called the Office for Pastoral Personnel.
Today was another healing mass led by the CCSM healing ministry. It took place at St. Brendan’s parish, in the East End. Fr. Paul Pomkoski did a super job presiding it, and encouraging all persons present to pray for each other for healing (whatever the specific need might be). As for me, I heard confessions, both before and after the mass. It was great! I just love getting back into the real thick of things — and there is nothing more “real” than the sacraments (as surprising a statement as that might be for some).