Three times a year, the campus ministers at the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Manchester get together at our various schools. We began these gatherings last year at Bishop Brady High School in Concord and last Friday we got together at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover. Unfortunately, Linda Fairbanks from Bishop Brady could not be with us this time so it was a meeting with me, Mollie Kerrigan from Bishop Guertin High School and Shawn Gregory from St. Thomas.
It was only my second time at St. Thomas, the first time being a few years back when our entire faculty went there for a guest speaker. The school is located just off of Rt. 16 and is a sprawling campus. They have their old sports fields and the school building is very big (I am a tad jealous!). They also have another building that used to be the residence for the sisters that worked there that is now administrative offices and classroom space.
We began our morning together with prayer in the school chapel followed by coffee and fellowship. We then just really sat around and shared ideas, talked about what our schools are doing, bounced ideas off each other, etc. It was very informal but a nice opportunity to just be together, share our successes and struggles, and get new ideas. I always look forward to these opportunities.