Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Towering People

On Sunday, Scott and Andrea accompanied me to St. James' Cathedral for mass at 10.00 a.m. The church is well-established, with several groups actively involved in the liturgy and social life of the Church. Even the church has facility where one of its volunteers helps people to fill in the forms for Voter Enrollment! That's really marvelous. I was amazed to see that the Church was nearly full with men, women and lots of children, with good many youth as well. Yes, the church in United States is becoming more and more alive, active and strong. They are getting vocations too. The worship in the church was melodious, participatory and with lots of symbols used throughout the liturgy. Once the liturgy was over, we took some time off to go around a little and had our lunch, after which we drove to the home of Mr. J. Fleming.
The Flemings had arranged elaborately for discussions and dinner over the night. We arrived at 3.30 p.m. and the discussions on how to support the children in Raiganj began at 4.00 p.m. Everyone in the group participated, and everyone came up with an idea or voluntary service to support the program. Outcome: The number of children to be supported has been set at a modest target of one hundred children for the coming year.
I have come to like the Flemings so much. Everyone in the family is very active, dedicated and welcoming. Mr. J. Fleming, with trainings in U.S. army has a vast knowledge of things and people, and is sharp, focussed and questiones the basic so that everyone is on the right track. It is nice to meet many towering people like him.

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