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Written by Sherry   
Sunday, 11 October 2009 21:22
You may be thinking to yourself: Where are these ID people? Why aren't they blogging?

It's like this. Here's our schedule for the next two weeks. (Thank God for our intrepid traveling teachers)

October 12 -14: Fr. Mike and I get to hang out in Colorado Springs, eating frozen bon-bons.

October 15 - 17: We fly to Omaha for the first weekend of a two part Making Disciples seminar. While we are in Omaha, Mark Ceznik (Tucson) will help a new group of discernment facilitators get ready to roll in Houston and Mary Sharon Moore (Eugene) and Keith Strohm (Chicago) will offering our first Called & Gifted in the Archdiocese of Baltimore in Linthicum.

October 18: I fly back to Colorado Springs while Fr. Mike proceeds on to Linthicum, Maryland to train yet more Called & Gifted interviewers and facilitators in the three evening format.

October 22: Fr. Mike flies to Corpus Christi to speak at that weekend's Encounter Retreat while Barbara Elliott (Houston) leads our team in offering a Called & Gifted workshop at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Houston and Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, (who was one of our traveling teachers before he was ordained) will offer a one day Called & Gifted in Seattle on October 24.

October 26: I fly to Detroit where I will offer a introductory presentation on gifts discernment to the leaders of Pontiac Vicariate while Fr. Mike flies to Kansas City where he will spend the week offering a retreat for the priests of the Society of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) on the topic of pastoral governance, charisms, and collaboration with the laity.

October 27: I pop up to Fowler, Michigan where I will spend the next three evenings training yet another set of Called & Gifted interviewers and facilitators.

October 30,31: Our San Francisco Bay area team, lead by Scott Moyer, will offer a Called & Gifted workshop in Petaluma.

November 1: Cause we are such a low energy, overly generous organization, we are going to allow Fr. Mike to go home to Tucson for his birthday and to see his parents.

Cause it's one of those BIG birthdays. He's going to have to rest up to blow out all those candles.

You can tell the real road warriors. We like to compare and contrast the fine points of Frequent Flier programs and make sure each other knows when we make it to a whole 'nother level. Fr. Mike is about to achieve Platinum bliss while this last trip nailed Gold Medallion status for next year for me. (We are on different airline plans)

I figure Fr. Mike has already gotten his prezzie and I'm off the hook!

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