March 10, 2013

I hope your Lent is going well! What a great season to “re”: Re-pent, re-new, re-turn, re-commit, and rejuvenate our spiritual lives. I’ve grown to LOVE Lent. I need it. I get off course and need the mercy and grace that Lent REMINDS us we are offered every day.

January went by quickly! I traveled to Washington, D.C. to help plan this year’s NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) – held in Indianapolis in November. I was also working with Ben Walther finishing up his new recording.  February saw Ben’s CD come to completion for OCP/Spirit and Song – it will be released later this year. Look for it: “Make Your Home in Me” is the title; GREAT music from a GREAT artist. The band and I were asked to perform the PASCHAL MYSTERY TOUR at the LA RE Congress in Anaheim. What a hoot! We also played the next night in Hermosa Beach at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. What a warm and inviting community!

March has been equally wonderful as the first two months of the year. I was honored to present a Lenten mission for the conventual church of the Francisacn Renewal Center (the “CASA”). I loved my time there (4 days) and enjoy being in a community of faith that prays that deeply! This week I head off to Marrietta, Georgia to do the same at the “Catholic Church of St Ann”; Ed Bolduc’s home parish and one of the coolest parishes I know. On March 16 and 17 I will be at ALL of the masses there. On the 18tha and 19th I will be presenting the Lenten mission in the evenings. On Wednesday March 20th myself, and the whole band, (The Paschal Rascals) will be in concert at St Ann’s.

April brings me to Houston, Texas and Hawaii for ministry trips – and a visit to Portland, Oregon to visit and work with my OCP family. We have some new projects in the works – including some of my own. I am finishing a book, a new CD and some other things to be announced later!

Peace and Good to you and yours + Your brother in faith,

Tom Booth