Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,
I have asked the seminarians, Dan, Josh, and Randy, and Sr. Amber Czeiszperger for an update on how they are doing. This week I want to share from Dan and Randy.
From Dan LaCroix:
“The year at seminary has been going well. There are certainly challenges because of the coronavirus, but it has also presented some good opportunities. Since we aren’t able to have big events or do any ministry outside the seminary, we’ve done a lot of activities within the seminary. We’ve played lots of Ultimate Frisbee, board games, and card games. It’s also been good to have the support of my brother seminarians, to help me to grow in holiness and in discerning God’s will. In one of my classes, Introduction to Spirituality, we’ve been reading a lot from the saints about how to deepen our relationship with God. It’s beautiful and exciting to see the depth of the relationship God is calling each one of us to; God is with us as we are right now, but we will never exhaust the riches he has in store for us. Sacred Heart Seminary is switching to online classes for the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I will be going to Sacred Heart in Hudson for that time. I’m really looking forward to that, and I’m trying my best to finish my papers before then so I have time to do things at the parishes. Thank you for all your prayers for me at the seminary, and know that I am praying for you.”
From Randy Koenigsknecht:
“Hello Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake parishioners. This week, Fr. Todd asked me to update all of you on how seminary has been going this year. I returned to seminary at the end of August, and although I have only been here for a little over a month, this year has already been great. This semester I have been taking a class on Dante’s Divine Comedy, a class on the relationship between woman and man and their uniqueness, a Spanish class, and an upper level philosophy class called metaphysics. While I enjoy all my classes, my favorite part of the semester so far has been working with the campus ministry team for the university. This year I am part of the team that plans and runs the retreats on campus for the college students. Being able to share the faith with these students and encourage them in their faith has been beautiful. Another great blessing has been being able to take more of a leadership role within the seminary this year. This year I am a senior, so I have the experience to be able to walk with the new guys and help them adjust to the way of life of the seminary. I can remember when I was new at the seminary and looking up to the older guys, so it is an odd feeling to be on the other side of that divide. My time living in the rectory in Hudson this summer was awesome, and I look forward to seeing all of you again sometime during break. Please continue to pray for me and know that I am praying for all of you.”