Just attended the funeral of the priest who baptised me, gave me my 1st confession and 1st Holy Communion… I was also in the last group of students who got confirmed before he retired.
It was really sad. Cried a bit. Glad pia-dear was there. Really hoped they would play the song “I cannot tell” because that was always his hymn. And it’s in the tune of Danny Boy. And he was Irish (he came down to South Africa years ago, but always went on a short holiday to Dublin every year).
Was so beautiful that so many people came. He was 86. Had been a priest for almost 57 years. He was a true example of piety and gentleness.
Red is used liturgically on Palm Sunday and on Good Friday because that is the color for martyrs. These two feasts mark the last days of Jesus, the innocent one who died for the guilty.
Some of the best Christians you’ll ever know aren’t…yet.
Your example is the best invitation to eternal life." — Mark Hart (The Bible Geek)
The knowledge that Christmas doesn’t end properly until Epiphany
Pope Benedict XVI’s 1st tweet!!
An Iraqi Catholic child at Mass on Christmas Eve 2011.
Gonna speak to my priest, see if he minds me taking notes during his homily….
Not sure if other people do it in other parishes? But it’s an unheard (notunheard “shocking” unheard…more literally not suggested) thing at my parish…
Gonna do it properly too. Put headings on the top of each page… ie. 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Put the date, readings, etc.
And when I read the Sunday reading before Mass (i usually try to before that upcoming Sunday) I will make notes on what I got out of the reading… and see if that helps me understand my priests homliy better.
because, WOW! His homily blew my mind tonight - like overloaded with awesomeness! and I can barely remember it. Just a few the rough idea! there were so many times I wish I had a notebook and pen on me. So i could write down those awesome statements he was making! But alas, I didn’t…
I mean, why not? We take notes at youth nights. When i go to events, i never go to a tak without it… why should a homily be less important?
“Beauty and the Beast” and “Sleeping Beauty” bookmarks by Achen089
Orthodoxy never looked so elegant!
He was like