after five months of training and once-in-a-week meeting, second son is now a full-pledged acolyte. he misses not his mass assignments and even volunteers to serve on days not assigned to him. he makes sure to be at the sacristy 30 minutes before the start of the mass, even if it entails him going to the church by himself.
he surprised his mother one morning when he told him of his plans. “i want to be a priest, mother.” with no words left to question his son, my 10-year old boy continued, “because i want to serve the Lord.”