April 24, 2009 – A Little of This, A Little of That

As I have done from time to time with the blog, I don’t really have one thing to focus on, so I’m just going to throw out some random thoughts (in other words, my brain is on overdrive and I can’t seem to come up with anything else!).

– A few days ago we had frost in the morning, now today close to 90 degrees?  Is there such a thing as spring and fall anymore?  It seems we go from winter straight to summer and straight to winter again.  My favorite time of the year is fall, but a few days of sunny, calm 70 degree days would sure hit the spot right now.

– This weekend we have nominations for our Parish Council.  If you have not served on the Council before, or if it has been a number of years since you have done so, I hope you will consider doing so if you are nominated (you can always nominate yourself!).  We had a meeting this past Wednesday – if you were outside the door and did not know what was going on, you probably would never guess it was a church meeting.  We discuss serious issues, but we are also a group that gets along very well and can see the lighter side of things also.  And the food after the meetings – oooh the food.  I am so thankful to be part of such a group, and I know the next group will serve us well also.

– The subject of much discussion at the last meeting was our upcoming Parish Mission on September 27 – October 1.  I had a chance to put up a web page about the Mission which includes a tentative schedule, our Mission prayer, what a Mission is, and ways in which people can help.  Here is a link to the page:

www.maryhoc.org/Mission2009.html

Or just go to the homepage of our website and click on the link at the top of the page.

– I can’t believe that our last PSR class for the year is this Sunday, and I can’t believe I will be fnishing my 10th year as a catechist.  The years keep rolling by.  One of the things we traditionally do on the last day of class is to have a prayer service outside in which each grade plants a flower in the planter outside of the Parish House.  Weather permitting, I will try to get some photos of this neat little service and post them on the website.  As always, if you have any photos from church or school events I am happy to post them on the website.  I can take them in all forms – the pictures themselves, or on a media card, or a CD, etc.

– I am a self-admitted computer geek, but one thing I have not taken part in on the internet is these social-networking websites.  First there was “MySpace”, then there was “Facebook”, and now there is “Twitter”, a website in which you set up an account and you post short updates about what you are doing.  When you post one of these entries, the lingo is that you “tweeted”.  Who comes up with this stuff?  I thought about setting up a Twitter account, but what do I really have to post about?  “Well today, I bought a razor and I made the switch to the 4-blade razor.”  Or “the barbecue at the Monday lunch was particularly delicious.”  Don’t see myself as a part of this in the near future – but you never know.    

 – I’m glad I’m finishing my blog tonight.  Tomorrow I have work in the morning, then I go to church to prepare for the nominations, and then I try to catch some of the Cardinal-Cub game and the NFL draft before Mass.  The Blues made it to the playoffs, and the Cardinals are in first place, so it’s time for the Rams to step up and get things back on track.  The Cardinal-Cub game is going into the 9th inning, so I think it’s time to file this blog.

Please pray for our parishioners who are ill at this time and in need of healing and comfort.

Peace.

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