So with all that, I told myself that since I didn't run for president for this year, I would take it easy. Well, the Church that hosts our club needed some help. Our Chaplain kept bugging me about helping with music at one of the Masses. So I stepped up and all of a sudden, they want to start a Youth Mass and want me to me the music director for the youth band and choir. What? *looks about* Me? Uh... Okay. And so what happened, my friends... is that I got sucked into doing ministry. I volunteered, yes. But it turns out they expect a lot more from me than I was prepared to give or even thought I could give. So here I am, auditioning, running practices, working with budgets, trying to get a band and choir together by December 2nd. *dies* But with the help of my friends and their neverending prayers, God has given me the ability to get this going.
Well, I thought that was it. I dropped one ministry and started up another one. That's all, right? Oh no. No, no, no. Nooo. Why would it be? That would just make things too easy.
A couple of days ago, I visit Armando at St. Angela's to ask him about World Youth Day (which I am going to *yay* with them *double yay*) and he asks me if I want to teach Confirmation. What? *looks about* Me? Uh... Okay. And so what happened (again), my friends... is that I got sucked into doing ministry (again). I volunteered, yes (again). But it turns out he wants me to teach my own class. *dies* (again).
*Sighs* So now, I am finger-printed in the Diocese of Orange and I have a stack of books in my apartment living room of resources to use for my class. All this (just the teaching bit) happened in about four days. Two days go, I was asked, then I get figer-printed and help teach the first class and then the next day, I get a butt load of books and told that I am in charge of my own class. That's 20 young minds, people. Mine. Alone. Oi. What the heck is God thinking?! What the heck is Armando thinking?!! But I am excited, I have to admit. I got a copy of the Catechism. And I already read through most of the next lesson. I'm just nervous. I'll be alone in a room with twenty 14 year olds. I hope they listen to me. Maybe one of them will participate! Maybe.
But uh... before I get ready for that lesson, I have to make sure I get music copied and practice arrangements made for Sunday. Did I mention that I also have work and school?
How do my friends do all this?!!