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Written by Michael Fones   
Monday, 01 February 2010 18:47
Sherry and I had a wonderful time in Bunkie, LA. Fr. Jack, the pastor at St. Anthony of Padua, and Bonnie and Karen, two of his staff, were great hosts. About 100 people attended the workshop, and it's great to know the staff is 100% behind it. I hope to keep in touch with them to help them as they attempt to follow-up on some of the ideas we presented.

It was also great to sample some wonderful Cajun food: boiled crawfish, fried catfish, hush puppies, crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, crawfish etouffe. It was all delicious. My cholesterol's through the roof, I'm sure.

Tonight I got picked up at the airport by Margo Morin, a staff member at Immaculate Conception in Malden, MA. The parish is focusing on evangelization this year, and it sounds like some great things are happening. During our dinner conversation she mentioned that although they're a large parish, they only had twenty weddings last year! "Funerals definitely outnumber baptisms" she said. I think this will be a good workshop.

Oh, when you're in Boston, try the Harpoon 100 Barrel Ginger Wheat beer. It goes well with baked schrod (the fish of the day) and sweet potato fries. The locals pronounce it "Hah-poon."

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