Our parish seminarian, Robert Shelton, was with us for a few days helping with the livestreamed Mass and other duties. We asked him to say hello to the whole parish and update you on what he has been doing.
Howdy! It is always such a pleasure and blessing to come back home after months of study at the seminary. And I always look forward to seeing my family here at the parish when I’m off! This year in seminary has been an especially important one for me as I have just completed my college formation and have graduated with a bachelors in Catholic Philosophy this May and will be beginning my theological (graduate) studies in the fall at Oblate School of Theology. These last few years and especially these last few months have been quite the wild ride! I have been given so many
opportunities to learn and to preform ministry throughout the archdiocese. From youth ministry at Steubenville Lonestar and Camp Covecrest in Georgia, to visiting and serving in Hospital and Nursing Homes
in locations throughout the city, working with the homeless and disadvantaged at Catholic Worker House and at Catholic Charities, and serving at Archdiocesan events with the Archbishop. I have been given so many blessings and opportunities to learn these past few years. My favorite ministry of all is serving at the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist especially with my family here at OLG when I get the chance.
With the coronavirus pandemic things have changed quite a bit, we transitioned to all online classes and I was in quarantine with the rest of the San Antonio seminarians (about 20) at the seminary these past six weeks while we completed our classes. I am currently assigned to St. Jerome’s parish for the summer with Fr. Scott Janysek. And I will be taking tutoring in Spanish during my summer assignment as well.
Thank you for all your support, prayers, kindness, and formation that you have provided me in the past several years. I hope to see all of you soon as Masses are opening back up this month. Know that all of you and the parish are in my prayers often.
Robert Lee Shelton