Diocese of Gary Pastoral Center, May I Help You?

I had a couple of meetings this morning at the Pastoral Center before our weekly 11:30 a.m. Mass.  After Mass, I became the receptionist.  Our receptionist was off sick today and the Pastoral Center staff was pitching in to cover time slots.  The Noon to 1:00 p.m. slot was still open by 11:00 a.m., so, I pitched in.

I do that a lot at the parish as well.  If the secretary needs to step out of the office, if the lunch relief does not show, or whatever, I often man the phones.  Parishioners always get thrown for a loop when I’m the one answering.  I think that’s a real hoot in and of itself since I’ve been doing this for sixteen years at the parish.

There were some people caught when I answered the phone at the Pastoral Center today as well.  I just chuckled.  I like helping out.

The day was a busy one but a good one.  There are a lot of good people working at our Pastoral Center and I hope the diocese is as proud of them as I am.

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