Yesterday was a special day here at St. John's.
Jorge & Ilaria got married.
They are a great couple that have really made me feel welcome here in Enterprise. They have fed me several times and helped introduce me to other Hispanic families in the parish. They are also famous around here for helping to organize the celebration for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe here in Enterprise. In fact, the statue of Our Lady that is used for the Feast sits proudly on their front porch throughout the year.
They are also very involved in a Movement called "El Movimiento Familiar Cristiano." It is an international Catholic movement which aims to bring together couples so that they may grow deeper in their relationships, parenting, faith, organization, etc. I have been really impressed with the Movement as I have learned about it through Jorge and Ilaria as well as Deacon Alfonso Diaz who is the Spiritual Director for this movement in the area. I would recommend it to anyone in the area.
Here are a couple links where you can check it out....if you speak Spanish that is...haha
There are many other English speaking organizations like this. One I am familiar with and would recommend to any couple looking to deepen and strengthen their relationship with one another is called "Marriage Encounter." Here is there main website.
Anyways, back to Jorge and Ilaria. They wedding was really beautiful. They came with their friends and really decorated the whole Church well.
Here is Jorge just before the Mass started. Little bit Nervous...but looking sharp
Here is the Wedding Party getting in Line
Congrats to you Jorge and Ilaria. May God Bless you both richly with many happy and faith-filled years together!
Tonight, the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus had a social out at "PoFolks" restaurant.
They graciously invited Father Gregory and I to attend as well as the priest (Army Chaplain) stationed out at Ft. Rucker, Fr. Chris Butera. I was surprised to run into Chris there tonight. We actually spent one year together in seminary up in Philly at St. Charles Borromeo. Small world!
Sorry it's blurry. But here is the group mingling and keeping it real
Here I am with the Grand Knights of the Councils in Enterprise (L) and Daleville (R).
Both seem to be very active Councils of the Knights of Columbus, a group especially dedicated to "fraternity, charity, and unity." They also are sincerely dedicated in the support of Priests, Seminarians, and their ministry. Thank God for them. Check them out HERE if you don't know much about them.
Thanks ya'll for your hospitality.
It was a great evening.