Archive for September, 2009

September 19, 2009 – Just To Update You

September 19, 2009

Well as you have noticed I haven’t been very faithful the last couple weeks in posting a blog.  Those of you familiar with my situation know that I have not been feeling 100% the last few weeks, and I continue to experience problems with my sinuses.  After 3 visits to 2 different doctors, a course of antibiotics, and now using a nasal spray every day, I still haven’t made much progress.  At times, especially in the morning I don’t feel too bad, but as the day goes along the pressure in my sinuses worsens, and I just don’t feel too hot.  Also, in the midst of my doctor’s visits, my blood tests revealed that I have high blood sugar, and I am now also on blood pressure medication.  I didn’t want to bore you with a lot of medical details, but I just wanted to let you know my situation.  It has been frustrating not being able to do all of the things that I normally would occupy my time with.  If my situation does not improve by Monday, I will be calling the doctor again, and I hope I can get to the bottom of what is going on.  Please keep me in your prayers, as I certainly keep you in mine.

I was truly shocked yesterday to hear of the sudden passing of Fr. Tom Stout.  I had blogged a few weeks back about the impact Fr. Tom had on my life.  I have known him since my freshman year in high school, and he was a dedicated, faithful priest who did so much wonderful service for the people of our diocese.  Especially in the midst of this year for priests, please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Tom, and pray for the health and well-being of our other dedicated priests.

Well during my health induced semi-hiatus, I have been concerned about whether or not the planning for our Parish Mission has been sufficient, and whether things have been completed that need to be completed.  I keep telling God that this is no time to be below par, but I guess there really is no good time to be under the weather.  I think we have done a pretty good job in planning, and ready or not, the Mission is coming a week from tomorrow.  I sincerely hope that I am able to fully participate, but I hope even more that our parish is energized and renewed by the experience.  Please pray for its success, and participate in whatever way you can.

Well one bright spot during my down time is that I have caught a lot of Cardinal baseball on the tube.  What a great game last night, a 9th inning home run against the Cubs to knock the magic number down to 6.  It is shaping up to be a great October.

Finally, tomorrow is Catechetical Sunday around the country, a day in which we honor those who faithfully teach religion to our children and our adults.  We thank our school teachers, our PSR teachers, our RCIA team, our DRE Cheryl Gross and Fr. Gene for their dedication  in spreading the good news of Jesus’ message.  We have a dedicated group of individuals who perform this task for our parish – most who have been doing this for many, many years. 

Well I think I’ll stop here.  I hope my next blog contains good news and clear-headed thoughts (at least a clear as you can expect from me).  Have a great week.  Peace.

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