Last week, Maeve and I went to western Pennsylvania, where I performed three times. What a blessed experience it was!
It all began with an invitation to come to the Altoona/Johnstown Diocese, by Amy Kanich, the Director of the Family Life office. She asked me to perform for the annual Valentine’s Day Brunch for widows & widowers. Maeve and I were so touched by the pastoral care that the Church offered these folks. Kudos to Rick and Evie Wess, who with their dedicated team of volunteers put on an excellent event.
While planning the trip with Amy, I told her that I’d love to perform for schools and parishes. She connected me with Mrs. Robin McMullen, principal of Holy Name Elementary School. My time with the students went great. They were attentive, and afterwards asked good questions that allowed me to shed further light on the life and legacy of the Great Apostle.
The last leg of the trip was a performance for the parish of St. Michael’s Church, in of all places, St. Michael’s, PA. The Gallitzin Council of the Knights of Columbus sponsored the event, for which we are so grateful. Over thirty people came out on a night that was bitter cold, and they deserved a round of applause!
Our host couple, Rick and Evie Wess, opened up their home and hearts to us. They serve the Church in a number of capacities. Their great passion is building up marriages through their leadership in the local Marriage Encounter movement.
We thank all these folks who made these events possible, and most of all, we thank the Good Lord, who gave us the opportunity to present “A Visit with St. Paul” to children of all ages.
(Please see our page, ” A Visit with St. Paul,” to see the schedule of upcoming performances)