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This is the season of Parish Council elections throughout the Archdiocese. Well-intended, faithful parishioners are invited to “run” for the parish council. Suddenly thrust into the spotlight as a candidate, with photo and biography published in the parish bulletin and web site, candidates come to church with a new, distracting self-awareness. Offering to serve, but with the possibility of rejection looming in the approaching election, the willing candidate enters a strange state of limbo awaiting election day.