September 8 marked the official opening of the new venue of the Presentation Ministry Center. It began with prayer, the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Fr. Mike Horan, pastor of Christ the King Parish. Fr. Jaime Renteria, MNM, pastor of St. Agnes Parish, concelebrated with Fr. Mike. He also presided over the blessing of the new facility. A light reception followed - thanks to the effort and contribution of so many faithful people. I didn't have much to do, other than being present.
It's been a week since the official opening. Classes have begun at 10:00 a.m. on September 8 and have been going on since. There are a lot of participants in the different classes and programs, and they continue to come in. Some people have to be put on a waiting list, even the "returnees", for there simply isn't any more space. Everywhere we look, there sprouts new beginnings. It would be interesting to see where these new beginnings will lead.
The Fall semester 2014 is off to a great start. Through the intercession of Mary, mother of God and our mother too, may everyone grow to become the best person that God calls each of us to be.