Several priests from our community were out in parishes this
weekend as part of our Saint Meinrad Sunday program. In several
local dioceses, ordained members of our community visit parishes
and take the Sunday Eucharist schedule.
During the Mass, they preach on the Sunday readings and also
share a bit about our work at Saint Meinrad and encourage the
parishioners to participate both spiritually and financially in our
Those who will be giving Saint Meinrad Sundays in January
include: Archabbot Kurt and Fathers Meinrad, Pius, Noël, Harry,
Bede, Jonathan, Eugene, Julian, Godfrey, Joseph, Christian and
At the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord today (Monday), the
community gathered at the font in the Archabbey Church before we
began the celebration of the Eucharist. Father Paul, our Mass
presider for the week, processed down the main aisle of the Church
and blessed the water. As the community processed to the choir
stalls, Father Paul blessed the congregation with the holy
Catholic campus ministry student leaders from the University of
Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana spent the weekend
here preparing for this semester of leading small groups. Brothers
Peduru and Zachary helped with the weekend.
Archabbot Kurt presided at our Office and Eucharistic Liturgies
this Sunday for the Epiphany of the Lord. We enjoyed
colloquium (talking) at our noon meal.
Some position updates from the monastery:
In addition to his Director of Monastery Vocations work and his
work with our liturgies and teaching in the school, Brother John
Mark will continue leading us through the Praesidium accreditation,
which sets guidelines and standards for religious communities
concerning professional boundaries and ministry to minors.
Brother Zachary will continue helping on our vocations team. He
served as vocation director during Brother John Mark's
Father Sean is taking over the in-house mail delivery and will
continue as one of the presiders in our House Chapel and as a
chaplain at Monastery Immaculate Conception. He will continue
assisting our guests who join us for prayer in the Archabbey
Church, and will continue managing the worship aids. Father Sean
also joins the team of monks who will be asked to drive confreres
to the hospital and doctors' offices.
An additional assignment for Brother Lorenzo: In-house
Guestmaster. He will tend to the needs of those guests staying in
our house and joining us for meals and recreations.
The latest blog post from Brother Francis: Mystery of the Incarnation.
Have a good week!