Came home after a long day at work and saw the mail on the kitchen table. There on top was a letter from the Archdiocese of Louisville Diaconate Office. This was it. The letter saying whether or not I got past the initial eligibility review.
I have to say I was a little nervous about opening the letter. After all, who knows what could happen? I could have written something the rubbed someone the wrong way. There could be any number of reasons.
I immediately slid my finger down the envelope flap and pulled the letter out. I paused a little moment before unfolding it and I think I may have taken a small breath and held it. I flipped open the top fold of the letter and scanned it quickly for the way which it was to go.
I passed the eligibility phase and have been passed on to the perceiver interview phase of the process. I’ll get a call from Deacon Gerry soon to setup an interview time and place. We’ll meet in person, one on one. After that, if I pass that phase, will come the written application and later the psych evaluation.
I breathe a sigh of relief, to be sure, that step one is out of the way. For some reason, this seems to make it all the more real that I could be admitted to the program as a member of the Class of 2012. The hardest parts are still to come, but I’m a step closer and it’s more concrete.
Pray for my eventual admission to the Class of 2012 Diaconate Program in my Archdiocese.