The weekend tends to be free time for the seminarians. The schedule for these days are different from the rest of the week.
After Mass, breakfast and Manualia, Father Hewko took the seminarians out to Louisville to visit the sick in the hospital.
They had a packed lunch at the hospital before moving on to the next item on the agenda. Some of the food was given to the homeless who stay near the hospital.
Father led the hike across the Big Four Bridge, to a chocolate and candy shop. The large group then visited two local churches. While at the first location, Father led the seminarians in singing the Salve Regina. After Father and the seminarians left, the few people who were present commented on the beauty and awe of hearing such divine music.
The caravan arrived at the seminary shortly before dinner.
The seminarians seemed to enjoy their trek into the city. It is good to have a change of pace from their regular schedule, and to forget for a while the raging storms of controversy surrounding the seminary.
Father will have Mass at 10am tomorrow, then he drive over to Nashville for Mass there. He is taking a couple seminarians to serve Mass. It is about two and a half hours each way. It must be done, to make sure souls have access to the Mass and the sacraments.
The work of a priest never ends.