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Transitions

As I usually do, I am planning to attend 9:30 a.m. Mass this coming Sunday at my parish, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Waterford, MI. The incoming pastor at OLL, Fr. Scott Thibodeau, is scheduled to preside at Mass.

The upcoming July 4 weekend will be the first for Fr. Scott at OLL. Fr. Lawrence Delonnay, who has been pastor at OLL since 1994, is retiring as pastor. From what I heard, Fr. D will be getting some much-needed R&R and eventually hopes to find an assignment as a weekend assistant somewhere in the thumb. The parish’s Knights of Columbus council (of which I am a member) presented a farewell picnic for Fr. D this past Sunday, June 25. Unfortunately, it started to rain shortly after the picnic started, but it was good to see so many people there.

I’m fairly sure Fr. Scott is at least a little nervous heading into his new assignment, much the same as anyone would when starting a new job or work assignment, although Fr. Scott’s new assignment has eternal dimensions to it! He has most recently served as pastor at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Beverly Hills, MI. Obviously, I don’t know firsthand what it’s like being a pastor at one church and then becoming a pastor at a new church. I don’t know what the culture is at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, but having been a parishioner at OLL since November 2013, I can say that OLL is a very good faith community. Being a member of the church’s K of C council, as well as a member of the adult choir (we sing at 9:30 a.m. Mass pretty much each Sunday between Labor Day and the beginning of June) has made me feel like more of a part of the church community, as opposed to just attending Mass each Sunday.

I’m sure the parish community will do everything possible to make Fr. Scott feel welcome at OLL. No doubt, it’s going to take some time for him to learn the ins and outs of how the parish works. I will be praying for him in this endeavor.

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I’m back!

Well, I think I’m going to give the blogging thing another try.

I was reading some entries from Greg Eno, who also has a blog on this site, about Detroit sports, which is a favorite pastime of mine as well. I’ve always enjoyed writing, so I figure I may as well revisit the idea. Obviously, it’s going to take some persistence on my end, but I think posting entries in the evening hours, such as I am doing now, is a good idea. I’ve always had opinions on different topics, but no outlet to express them. That is why I am reinstating the blog. I will try to keep it light and fun (Lord knows there is enough serious and heavy-duty stuff in the blogosphere). I will also use it as a way for me to learn how to better express my opinions, in a more articulate and constructive way. That is a long-term goal of mine.

That’s all for now. Hope you folks check this blog out in the future!