I have some pretty good news. I found out yesterday that the Bishop's council meeting has been moved up from August 19 to August 12. There is a very good chance that I will know what parish I will be in even before I return.
I have to admit I am very excited about this. At the same time I am a little bit nervous. I am sure that for the first year or so I will be an assistant pastor, and I don't know who I will be with. I hope and pray that he is a very holy priest. I could use the experience being with a holy man. Even though I have had parish experience, maybe I took those years a little too much in stride. I will certaily be open to learn from this new experiece, and to give what I have learned in the past.