Friday greeted me with a flat tire on highway 80 on my way to Fairfield. O well! Sometimes life greets us with these random moments. But Friday went on with a fun rehearsal with Frannie and Pepe for tonight’s affair. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to one of these parties that use to be the pinnacle of my teenage years in high school. But in any regard, I’m looking forward to celebrating Meg’s cotillion tonight. It will definitely bring back a nostalgia of high school and it will bring the joy of celebrating with good close friends.
Friday night unfolded with Jeremy and I presenting the new Roman Missal to the Youth and Young Adults at Holy Spirit. This gathering reminded me of the great tradition in which we all belong to: The Catholic Church. And now, we are seeing the unfolding of our tradition come November 27th.
What is more interesting though was my dinner at Applebees with one of the members from the group. He is on his way to being baptized and becoming a Catholic and simply had a few questions he wanted answered. It was a gratifying dinner and it wasn’t because of the food! Rather, there is such a renewing feeling when one is sincerely seeking Christ and to be part of that journey is profoundly more satisfying than the usual riblet basket with the sauce on the side.
And today, I met up with Myra to pray the Office and celebrate our anniversary of receiving the scapular of our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Parties, renewal, and scapulars… Happy Solemnity!