Season of the Eucharist
Morning of Reflection - Saturday, April 18
Have you taken the time to ponder the mystery that takes place every time you accept Christ into your life in the form of the Eucharist. Eucharist is beyond our understanding, but if you take some time to ponder the people, places and things involved in this journey you might catch a glimpse of the ending. You might discover why Eucharist matters to you.
Come explore with us at this morning of reflection…..
The morning will include two unique looks at the Eucharist,
time for faith sharing and adoration.
Our Retreat Leaders are Dcn. Connor Plessala & Dcn. Joe Friend
My name is Deacon Connor Plessala, and I am from Mobile, AL. I grew up in the Catholic school system in Mobile, attending McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. I grew up playing any and every sport I could, thinking athletics or sports medicine is where I would end up as an adult. However, following God’s call, I entered the seminary after graduating high school in 2012 and will be ordained a priest in May 2020. I have three siblings, one of which is being ordained a priest along with me this May.
My name is Deacon Joe Friend, and I am studying to be a priest for the Diocese of Little Rock. I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended Catholic Schools from kindergarten through highschool. As a kid I had two loves: the Arkansas Razorbacks and Led Zeppelin. I entered the seminary after my senior year of high school and am set to be ordained a priest on May 23rd this summer!
Since I have been in the seminary, our family has suffered the loss of my mother after a two year battle with cancer. It was a tough time, but in those two years I learned what true sacrificial love looked like as family and friends stepped up and helped in our struggle. I am grateful for the Eucharist, because our Lord, Jesus Christ continues to love self-sacrificially through pouring Himself out for us on the altar.