Friday, January 11, 2013

first 2013 quick takes

1. prayers, prayers and more prayers for Jen of Conversion Diary!

2. We got to go to the Knights of Columbus clergy appreciation dinner the other night (how did they make those green beans? They were so yummy!). Priest-husband is a Knight and he serves at the hospital as director of spiritual care. Lately, he has been 'supplying' the local Roman-rite parish with about two daily Masses, the 6:30 Sunday Mass and two hours of confessions. He has been well-received. A woman came up to greet me, telling me how much they appreciate his service. And then she said, "I just don't understand how he can be married." She said it again and then again and then she sought out my husband to complement him and then say she doesn't understand how he can be married. What does one say to that? All I said was, "he is honored to serve the parish." and then I did this: 
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4. This mega-blogger echoes my thoughts for 2013- "This year, one of my personal resolutions is to live a slower, more thoughtful (meaningful?) life. Less travel, more adventure. Less work, more challenges. And I need this to translate into all areas of my life: Less blogging, more learning. Less links, more inspiration. Less projects, more processes." from Design for Mankind through Simple Mom- I am about where I was last January...another year of blogging less dangerously....

5. Baby girl is watching Rudolph right now- learning all about elves who dream of being dentists. Hear, hear for misfits!
6. "Our mothers and fathers must rediscover their role as priests of the home. The parents bless their children, the food that nourishes them, and preach the most eloquent of sermons by the nobility of their conduct. They enable their family to celebrate the fasts and feasts of the year. The children, too, should learn to assume roles in the domestic church as soon as practical: they can help read the daily scripture passages, assist in the preparation of the foods proper to their tradition and tend the light before the icons." ---from In Our Family and Home by Father Romanos Russo of St. Ann's Melkite Greek-Catholic Church  (Originally Published in Catholic Near East) 

7. Thanks Saint Anthony! I found the bottle of Red Hot and the Christmas videos (go claymation!) before Lent starts! Now if you could just help me find my brand-new camera...I fear it got lost in the shuffle getting back from bachelor uncle's wedding...I am posting this here to humiliate myself and hope that it will be found.
more quick takes at Conversion Diary
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11 comments:

  1. St. Anthony is very busy with people such as me who put things in safe places only to forget where the safe place is.
    I hear you about slowing down and smelling the coffee. I think that this world of technology and instant everything is a dangerous thing when it comes to reveling in and appreciating the blessings that God sends upon us.

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    1. Auntie- thank goodness he is a saint- he has all eternity to help us! ;)

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  2. Is it wrong that I'm chuckling as I imagine this lady who just couldn't understand? Not out of any malice, but mostly because I've had similar discussions with people. I've also had extremely devout Roman Rite Catholics explain that they were NOT Latin Catholic, NO WAY!! "We worship in ENGLISH and didn't they get rid of that stuff in the 60s?" Smile and wave, indeed. :)

    I didn't know PH is a Knight--Chris was interested, but thought he'd be "turned down" because he's not Roman Rite. Now he has first hand proof and a priest at that!

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    1. Larger ByzCath parishes have K of C councils- or sometimes they link up with the nearest Roman-rite parish....in any case we can always give them a guilt trip about all our martyrs, defending the Pope under communism ;)

      It's funny- the people at the 6:30 Mass are smitten with my big girls- they lead singing (question...about 300 people that attend that Mass....no one will sing???)...the few people who feel queasy about married priests only have a problem with me- not his kids... (????!!!)

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  3. #2. My rabbi has the opposite reaction: "He is not married? Are you sure he is a rabbi?" Growing up Roman Catholic I remember first learning about married priests--and thinking it was way cool--when I was having my first communion preparation. And that was the same time my mother also found out about them.

    #7. I hope you will find your camera soon!

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    1. In the old country, it is strange for a parish priest to be unmarried...those priests who are celibate are sometimes accused of being that way only so they can be in the running for bishop (although the celibate priests I know do not want that!)

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    1. it is what it is...husband just got a call- monsignor is sick so husband will celebrate 2 Masses this Sunday before we drive an hour to get to our mission...after our Divine Liturgy, he will bless some houses and be home around 8 PM (and I get to stay home and prepare for my semester...god man!)

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  5. St Anthony ROCKS! I found my camera!!! (it was in my travel cosmetic bag- I guess I should wear more makeup.... ;)

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  6. Enjoying your blog very much! Bless your heart, you should just get a few tshirts printed up with your answer to "How can a priest have a wife?" and wear them at every religious occasion where you might be questioned. Or better yet, have cards printed up and just hand them out to those who ask, then smile sweetly and move on, lol!

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    1. I'd never do that! ;) sometimes I explain, but that venue didn't seem the time and place...any way- who needs an hour of Church history at a banquet?

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