"I have a feeling" Update.

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"I have a feeling" Update.
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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 11:20am

Went and saw Father yesterday afternoon and sure enough, he wants me and another 'newbie' (she converted the year after I did) to 'co-chair' the RCIA program. I am still unsure if I want to do this. I feel it is so over my head! That and the program has changed since when I did it (a turn around in team members) I LOVED my year. It was very relaxed and there were a lot of good questions brought up... just good all over. The 2nd year wasn't near as nice... just kinda stuffy. Though I was told by the pastoral assistant that we had then, that she loved when I was there b/c of my humorous comments. For example... "It was a giant Fish, not a whale!!"

I must admit that I have a huge interest in Theology. I love History of any kind and the History of the bible has always been of interest... first, I did everything in my power to poo poo what the bible said... and now I am more interested in where the stories came from.

Father did say that it wasn't like he wanted us to do all the talks, but maybe a few this year type of thing. The other newbie was officially on the team this past year. I was there until X-mas but not 'officially'.

Anyway, he told me to pray on it and let him know.

He also wants me to take over the Folk choir. Some of you may remember a few years back when I lead the Gospel choir and the problems and joys I went through. I was also a hormonal pregnant woman!! Father said that he really enjoyed the music we sang and that he missed it. I would love to lead the choir, but it was a lot of work I didn't really want to deal with anymore. At least this time around I am more 'experienced' and know a little more of what the heck I am doing! *lol* BUT and this is a HUGE BUT. We all assumed that the gentleman that plays the piano will be the new leader. I don't want to step on any toes b/c he is a great player!! But he is the VP at the Catholic School. (my kids don't go there b/c they are in French Immersion) And there seems to be a revolving door in the Office and Father said that he didn't want to run in to the problem of having to find another choir leader or loose the only 'fun' choir.

So that's it in a nut shell....

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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 8:53pm

with three young girls, that would be time consuming to take on both a choir AND leading RCIA......


So did you give him an answer... or are you taking time to mull it over and pray?

Renee


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Renee


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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 1:38am
Mull it over and pray... if I was the praying type... see, I so don't think I am right for RCIA!!
Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 2:11am
Just a clue for you: you'll have to stop thinking about it with your head, and start thinking about it with your heart. The answer for which direction you're to go will make itself known to you. The more you THINK about it, the more confuzzled you'll get. I'd say your best course of action is to ask those around you to pray for your discernment. You don't have to divulge the decision, but you can simply ask for prayers for Divine Guidance and aid to discern the real answer from the one the devil will try to provide. The answer will come to you, seemingly out of nowhere.
~Trish

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May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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~Trish

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May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 7:25am

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Roz

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 2:16pm

You may not think you are right for RCIA but your Pastor must see something in you that will be appreciated at RCIA. Candidates often need to hear a different perspective, some may feel comfort from your presence.


As for the choir...sounds like fun.


Even if you are not the praying type you can listen to your heart, you answer lies there. Good luck making your decisions.

~~~~R e i n a~~~~


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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 4:51pm

Ah, but my heart does say do it, it is my mind that says "You feel overwhelmed now, how crazy will it be in the Fall??"

I know why Father wants me to do it. I am full of different views!! *lol* And my sarcasm makes people laugh and relax. No, I am sure I could do a good job. I also think I would rather do the RCIA than worry about the choir... but the choir really isn't that hard to pull off. Really, just look up what the readings and psalms are and look for corresponding songs in the hymnals!!

I think the only downer of all this is that I can probably count on never being able to go away for Easter. ;) The kids here get a week off for Easter (on top of their winter break in Feb.)

Thanks everyone for your voice of reason. As I mentioned, my heart says yes, but I am worried that I will burn out. Then again, my middle child will be in Kindergarten next year and therefore will take the bus to school so I don't have to be the 'Bus'. Hmm...

Thanks again!!

Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 5:32pm
I agree.
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