Since our last post about the Religious Education Congress was quite lengthy, this one will be short.

Our last formation class was March 2nd at the Alemany High School in Mission Hills. After the regular schedule we had discussion regarding what we are to bring to the Seder Meal on March 23 at St. Margaret Mary in Lomita, Deacon Craig & Anne Marie Siegman’s Parish. We then learned the second part of the Liturgy of the Hours which included being able to add the prayers for feast days as well as other holy days.  We concluded with the discussion of our homework assignment “Reading the Old Testament”.

Our classmates who are originally from American Samoa, presented today’s prayer service with a theme of forgiveness, using the last seven words of Jesus as the scriptural focus. As we are now required, our classmate provided their thoughts on the topic in a very powerful reflection. In order to forgive, we must also try to forget after we forgive.  To tell someone that we have forgiven them and hold the recollection of what happened deep in one’s


memory is not the act of forgiveness. When an individual apologizes, even though the one they hurt may have forgiven, they might not let the memory fade. When we forgive or are forgiven, we must try to let our remembrance of what happened fade and move forward in our lives, or we have not let the gift of forgiveness take place.
Our next class will be March 16th at Incarnation Community Center in Glendale.

If you are interested in becoming a Deacon Couple, you are invited to attend an Information Day presented by the Office of Diaconate Formation.  Here you can meet the formation staff and learn more about the formation program.

Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 5801 Kanan Rd. Westlake Village, 91362

If you have any questions about the Diaconate, please ask us or send us an e-mail to  We greatly appreciate your prayers and support and will continue to keep you informed of our journey.


Candy & Jay Krueger,

Aspirancy Year, Deacon Couple Formation,

Holy Family Parish, South Pasadena

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