On May 21, 2016 The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton class met at Alemany High School, Mission Hills. Our last class for this school year will be at St. Louis of France, in La Puente, June 4, 2016. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly Deacon formation classes).
This was our last class in Mission Hills for year 4. One of the rituals of our class has adopted is on the last class at Alemany High School is to pray our evening Liturgy of the Hours (LOH) at the grave of our classmate Tess who died in our second year of formation (The Cemetery is west of the HS). Please see this link for more information on (LOH) as well as our good friend Tess https://holyfamily.org/diaconate-journey-continues-liturgy-of-the-hours/. The picture is of our class, including our facilitator Kathy Lindell (Top right), also our Class mentor Deacon Mike Hildago (second to the top left)
The afternoon was filled with puffy white clouds, a gentle breeze came up as we gathered at Tess’s grave, the cemetery filled with flowers, left from Mother’s Day a few weeks ago. As we gather in a circle for the LOH there was a since of calm, our dear friend Tess was present, as she has been from the very beginning. As a class we have given our support and prayers to Tess’s husband Ding, his strength and fortitude during the past two years has been inspiring. He begins a new chapter in his life, our prayers and love go with him, knowing that the Holy Spirit will guide him on the path of life, Ding will be sorely missed, quiet in nature, powerful in spirit, kind and enduring. We pray that our Heavenly Father continues to bless and protect Ding and his family as well the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Class, which will forever be united in Christ.
And the Journey Continues.
If you have any questions about what we have experienced in the diaconate (aka “that deacon thing”), please ask us or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
If you would like to attend a Diaconate Information day, please attend one of the following:
Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Parish, 546 E. Florence Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301.
If you are interested in becoming a Deacon or a Deacon Couple for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, please contact:
Diaconate Formation Office
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241
Candy & Jay Krueger,
Diaconate Formation, Year IV,
Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA