This week, from Sunday, October 3, throught Wednesday, October 6, your pastors will join our bishop and all the clergy in Alexandria for the annual Pastoral Workshop for the clergy of teh St. cloud Diocese. These days are very important for all of us priests and deacons ministering within the diocese. We will be joining each other and our bishop in remembering anniversaries this year as well as showing appreciate to those who are retiring this year. This year we will also be discussing the Social Dimensions of Ordained Ministry, with a focus on faithful citizenship in this election year. On Wednesday morning, bishop Kinney will be sharing his thoughts with us on the state of our diocese. These days do give us added enthusiasm to our ministry to you. Please remember us in your prayers during this gathering.