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8/31/14 12:45 A

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Well said, Leah!

I find that when I ask for forgiveness, when I err (which is sooooo many times!), so often people are truly loving and forgiving. And I agonize over mistakes I've made or embarrassing things I've done. More often than not, people don't remember, or if they do, they often say they don't know what I'm talking about (just to illustrate how gracious they are).

I sometimes think it is just me, but the other day a woman apologized for something that I had long forgotten, and thought it was no big deal. But, remembering how agonizing it is for me when I think I have done something terrible and embarrassing, I tried to reassure her that it was no big deal, I forgave her as so many others have forgiven me (not the least of whom is Our Lord!).

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Andi, it will be OK!! I am praying for you, too! I battle sometimes with what people will think, after I say something, or if I am too silent. I am learning(slowly!LOL!) that if I ask God for His Mercy, He gives it, and it doesn't matter what someone else thinks. If I have done something I am convicted of doing wrong, I try to apologize. It is up to the other person how they handle it. In a perfect world, the offended person would show God's mercy, too, and go on. That's not always what happens. You do what God requires of you, and move on. The devil loves to play mind games to keep us separated from God. I either embarrass myself, or DH will embarrass me regularly, at Mass; or at bowling; in a grocery store. Whatever. I ask God to forgive me, I ask for the grace to forgive DH, and to have the humility to just keep going. We go to Mass to please God. We live our lives trying to please God. We try to love as best as we can.
We cannot let the devil get the upper hand. My perception of a situation is not always God's perspective. I may "feel" as if I have offended someone, when in reality they have no clue what I think I did. But that "little voice" will tell me that I am horrible, or that I am being talked about, or that someone is looking at me funny... etc. It is taking practice, but I am stopping and asking for the Holy Spirit to guide me, and to reveal the truth to me. My heart is softening and I am looking to God first, even when I sin. That leaves the devil out in the cold every time.
Allow God to direct you... walk into the Church to worship Him, to draw close to Him. Do not leave His Church! It is our human-ness that God shows His Mercy towards. He loves us no matter what! Offer to Him you emotions, and operate out of your love for Him. It will be alright!
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It is probably more that Satan doesn't want you in God's Church, not God.

I will pray for you. I bet you are under spiritual attack.

Perhaps calling on the Holy Spirit for guidance, and your Guardian Angel for protection? Can you avail yourself of the sacrament of reconciliation to guard yourself with Christ's graces?

St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the Divine Power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

And, Lord, we pray fervently for your servant Andi, that you will guide and protect her in all her activities and duties. Be by her side at every turn, and help her to resist the lies of the evil one.

Amen.

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No. I walked out of Church before Mass started today....at the same church. Was trying to pray. And the ladies behind. Me were talking so loudly that I could not hear myself. So, of course I opened my mouth at said something stupid...further digging my hole.

Honestly I. Have come to the point where I do not believe God wants me I his Chur h. As much as I want him, I do not think he wants e ...so I am struggling with leaving the Chur h again.

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Oh, dear. I well remember many many times I have made a fool of myself in front of others! I feel for you!

Is it something that you can apologize sincerely for and move on? Most people, I've found when I do something stupid, are rather gracious and forgiving. We all make mistakes, after all.

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I will only hear in 2 weeks. I will not until after that

Please pray for me, I made a fool of myself in front of one of my beloved priests and his mom. I do not feel I can go back to that church. So I am again looking for a church. Thanks.


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Do you mean you will only hear in two weeks? Or only start in two weeks?

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Thanks all, it will be two weeks before I get either.

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Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is sufficient for me.
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andi I pray you get that job......
thanks cj..
My job is at home, I stay busy..

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That's great!

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i had perpetual adoration chapel time today. i had an appointment afterward so i could only stay for about 30 minutes instead of the full hour. but i did get some good prayer time. i had a lot on my mind.but i was able to clear it for a while.

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May God's will be done in your job situation, Andi!
I pray that whatever His will is, that you are given the grace to accept it.

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I have two job interviews tomorrow - One I would like more than the other, but I would take either.

Please pray that God's will be done. I need a job but I want His will in my life more than financial solvency ( or anything else) thank you.



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Hello all!

Sorry about the job, Eliza.

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I did go to pray Sunday and for our team too...............
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Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
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Most people I know get distracted in prayer. Several priests I know have mentioned it in their sermons lately, so do not be discoruaged -acknowledge the thought and return to your prayers. It will happen less frequently as time goes on.



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Andi, I'll look up about the Divine Mercy conference... I subscribe to the Marian Helpers on FB and I noticed they are posting about the conferences. How wonderful you were able to attend one!
IMREITE, I sometimes have trouble focusing on prayer, too. The more I try to be faithful to prayer, the better I am getting. Small efforts will add up to major success!
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School starts this this week. i do not have kids but the local catholic school system announces their theme for the year is "A Year of Prayer". i think it is ironic because on friday night i was at a football vame and someone was hurt and u said a small freestyle prayer came to mind. i realized i pray when things go wrong, but i dont pray before i make a decision or when things are good. i have goteen away from my daily prayer habit. i am either too sleepy or distracted to focu on prayer.

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Sorry to hear about the Job Eliza.

I went to the Divine Mercy Confrence in Lackawana, NY today. I stayed for most of it. THe first speaker was wonderful, Brother Michael Baker, MIC, if you get a chance go see him!
The other two did nothing for me. But I am still digesting what I heard there....so who knows what I will end up getting out of it.
I did speak to Brother Michael afterwards and told him, a kind and gracious man. His talk made me want to explore more about what he had to say.


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I have been waiting for hot weather all summer, and we may finally get it this week - I am very happy about that! emoticon

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Some Saturdays I do events, I am an ambassador and, I work at the grocery store, emoticon offering samples..it is a chance to talk to people, I am thankful for this assignment, at least I get to talk to the people, employees and customers...... emoticon
Hot today, but, lets be happy and try to enjoy the summer, one more month and it will be over..
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emoticon Eliza emoticon I know there is a job out there that is for you... God has a plan, even if we do not know what it is at the moment. I hope your weekend is good, too.
It's going to be hot here again today, and we keep having these little pop up storms that blow through quickly and rain heavily for about 5 minutes and are gone. Ah! The humidity! emoticon emoticon 91°+ for today. emoticon emoticon
I'm doing my usual Saturday House-blessing, and baking banana bread to freeze for an upcoming Church Bake Sale. We have 5pm Vigil Mass today on the agenda. Otherwise, it is going to be a quiet Saturday, I hope!
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Today (Friday) I had a job interview and, I did not get a call this evening, they said they would
call by the end of the day.....no phone call at my home....so no job.. emoticon
maybe something better will come up later, it was far from home and, I was lost all morning today driving.... emoticon emoticon emoticon
Haves a nice weekend friends..


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Me too.. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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I'm looking forward to the Novena as well. I have felt strange not praying a daily rosary. Yes, I know I could pray it without our cc novena, but somehow, I never do unless I'm at Adoration.

I enjoy those weird light displays for some storms. It gets very strangely dark sometimes, doesn't it? It seems eerie to have dark dark clouds in the middle of the day. Strange light is given off and the shadows are weird.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Really weird storm occurring at the moment... everything is sort of "green". Even the air. Lots of thunder and very heavy rain, too.
I've been busy doing a good job of house-blessing today... the house looks so nice and it will be a pleasure to come home to it each day!
Looking forward to our Novena that begins Friday.
Friday is the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary .
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Doing laundry this sunny Sunday..looks like a hot day today....no complaints because then later it will be getting cold...so lets be happy. emoticon
thank you all for being there... emoticon emoticon


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I agree - great one. Thanks, Eliza!

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emoticon What a great quote! emoticon

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“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.”

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I did not know that Robin Williams had died until you said that. How sad. I have always enjoyed his humour, his adlibbing abilities, and his serious acting skills. I will miss his work tremendously. May God have mercy on his soul, bring him into the light of His Presence, and grant strength and comfort to his friends and family at this time.

You might be proud of me; before I read about your setting the timer for 15 minutes, Leah, I spent a good 10 minutes or so clearing out another box in my huge pile o' stuff. I whittled down one box - some to giveaways, some to read or check out then giveaway or keep, and some to another box to sort later when I am well-rested as I am unsure what to do with them.

Got rid of another box though. Woot!

Canadians do not have a HDO Friday, but as I am off on holiday, I will probably go to Mass then. Great way to spend a day off, huh? emoticon emoticon

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On August 11 we celebrate the feast day of St. Clare (1194 – 1253), foundress of the “Poor Ladies of Assisi”, now known as the Poor Clares.


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That is funny CJ!
I think Robin was so funny in Mrs. Doubtfire.....very sad, praying for his soul.

thank you for the reminder for Mass Friday..

I had a nice breakfast with my high school friend she came over, then we went to visit my Mom..
everybody is happy! emoticon Hope you all are too.. emoticon


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Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
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LOL, CJ! FLYlady would say to just pick a spot, set a timer for 15 minutes, and DO IT! The timer will give you permission to start and then stop without guilt, and you will be farther along than if you didn't do anything...
SO sad that Robin Williams died! May God have Mercy! He was a brilliant and talented man. Creative people often have deep issues to deal with. But there is Light if we look for it...
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Hi Leah!

Such good news that your priest is back to his priestly duties. All thanks be to God!

Glad you made it to bowling and your knee is doing okay. Good idea to rest it, though.

I am wondering what to tackle next in my huge house-sorting. I have kind of dwindled in my enthusiasm.
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Our priest is back to his duties. He seems to have completely recovered(PTL!) from his stroke .
Such dreary weather here in NC the past few days! Looks like the sun may shine yet... the heaviest rain has now passed through the area.
Made it to Senior Bowling, and wore my knee brace. No pain. Things are improving. I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon with the leg elevated and iced, just to be sure it is healing. It's a good chance to finish Divine Milieu. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was an interesting man!
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Oh, so sorry to hear that.
I thought that they would open the tunnel, the pressure would be gone, and the relief would be immediate. That stands to reason!

What a shame that it doesn't work that way!

What kind of surgery did you have? The open kind? Or the other one?

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I wish that I could say my hand is better, but I really think that it is worse. My surgeon tells me that it can be up to 6-7 months before all the nerves regenerate that it takes a month for one inch of nerve to regenerate, so from the incision to the tip of my middle finger is 7 inches could be 7 months. He wants me to schedule the other one, but I don't want to do it until this hand is recovered completely. I am finding I have weakness in the hand because of the pain, and I guess I am not using it as much as I did before. But then I really don't know. I guess i need to wait and see. But being patient isn't one of my strongest points. I thought that there would be instant relief. But I was wrong. Thanks for asking.

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Hello all!

I must have popped in here a few times and not left a post. When I read through the messages left since I was last here, the first dozen or so seemed so familiar to me!

Finally leaving a message myself!

Bear with me as I make my comments:

IMREITE - good for you for being up to 35-45 minutes each time at the Adoration Chapel. I know how difficult it is for you to sit still and quiet for that long!

Bob - how is your carpal tunnel? Have you seen any improvement since you last wrote about it?

Leah - how is your priest who had the stroke? Do you have another priest filling in? Or do you have more than one? Sorry to hear that you were working such long hours before. Has that dropped off now?

Andi - I am so pleased that you listened to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and approached the priest who had so hurt you at the Mission weekend. What a blessing that it was such a positive and healing interaction! Sorry to hear that you didn't get that job. I am sure that the Lord has something in mind for you, though.

Eliza - that is such great news that your husband got a job! emoticon Now, the Lord will grant you one next! I love Baroque music too. I love Bach especially.

Marie - how is the thesis proofreading going? Almost done, I bet?

My older dd is recovering from having her wisdom teeth out. She seemed to sail through the surgery and the first day and a half of her recovery, but then last night, the pain increased, and this morning she was feeling quite poorly. I was worried what to do about church, as I knew I was cantor today, my husband was accompanying me, and our son was working the sound board for all the mics, etc. Fortunately, just as we were leaving for Mass, our dd's friend came over to sit with her until we were back. *phew*

My dh and younger dd just left for a 5 day camping trip together. I am to sort the house before their return as they have both cleaned up all of their things and areas of the house. The biggest messes and areas of clutter now are my things. emoticon I am such a pack rat. It's ridiculous how much stuff I have that needs sorting and clearing out!

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I am looking forward to that Novena. I miss it when I am not part of one.



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emoticon Everything in His time, Andi! You have the right attitude... just trust in Him, even when you have no clue as to what is going on. That IS Faith! emoticon emoticon
The team will be beginning our 35th 54 Day Novena soon. It seems the world has gone completely wacko, and the power of the Rosary is needed more now than ever.
Our Lady has had a special protection placed on the United States, and she has had to stay the hand of her Son, I'm sure, to prevent God's wrath on this land. She covets our prayers, and will strengthen her children. The USA does not know what true suffering is when it comes to suffering for our Faith.
We are all called to imitate Christ, take up our Cross and follow Him. Opportunities are coming for us to be tested, and every follower of Christ will face testing at some point. Let us pray for those in tribulation now, that they may not waver in their Faith, and let us pray for wisdom and discernment in the times to come. Our God IS in control, and using EVERYTHING to further His Kingdom, and to bring all mankind to Him. He would not have any perish. He thirsts for souls.
May we all grow stronger in our Faith, live our Faith, and be beacons of light to the world we live in! Grant us Grace, Lord, to be faithful witnesses of Your Love and bearers of Your Peace in our own little place where we live. For there will be no real peace on earth until You are Lord of all. It only takes a spark from the Flame of Love(let us SPARK our lives, too!) to get a candle glowing, and that one candle can illuminate much!
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Sorry, I have not heard yet, So I am assuming I did not get the job. God has something good planned I am sure.

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Eliza how does your hubby like his new job?


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I too am wondering Andi... emoticon emoticon


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Andi, how did the job interview go? Was wondering about that.

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Today was chapel day. i was only there for 35 minutes but i am working up to an hour, or longer. i do enjoy being there but i think of other responsibilities and should go at another time. Once i get home, i struggle to stay on task, and i dont want to go out again.

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emoticon Eliza! Prayers being sent for you, Andi! emoticon
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Wonderful, Eliza, our prayers were answered. I am sure your husband and you are excited. I am so glad that he got the job. I know how being unemployed beats a guy down. I have been there a few times. God is good! Have a blessed weekend!

Andi, I hope the job is what you are looking for and it works out for you. We need good people helping the Handicapped. I will say an extra prayer for your behalf!.

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I hope you get that job! emoticon
Rainy weekend here, nice and cool for a change, looks like Fall is coming now..
I did go to mass last night, prayed 15 decades and, Mass was so nice...Traditional Latin Mass.
DH starts his job Monday.....finally!
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I have a job interview Monday. I would be working with Developmentally Disabled children and adults. Not sure of all the details yet, but I am hoping for this to be a good fit.

Please pray.

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emoticon Where did July go????
I hope Eliza's DH got a job!!!
Hard to believe we are mid-Summer now... the next CC Novena will begin soon, too.
Our priest had a stroke Tuesday evening, but the paralysis he experienced is now gone, and he should recover fine. Scary, though! He will be on meds from now on, to hopefully prevent another occurrence.
I had a long day at work today, but I managed to get in 15 minutes on the recumbent bike. I think I like it better than the treadmill... My goal for August is to ride at least 10 minutes every day. A 30 day riding streak! emoticon
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Praying for Eliza's husband to get a job.

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Had a welcoming committee meeting last night. There was a funny moment where we realized a "new" member was someone whose family had been a part of the parish for years. the new member is part of the mens group and has participated in several events. he belonged as a kid, moved away and moved back. when he returned he never formally joined as an adult. we had a few more members so that was neat. we may be able to do more.

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Will say an exrta prayer tonight for your DH. I so hope h ed got a job as I know you do too.

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I am not for sure, but, I think Dh got a job today...
Hope so!! emoticon

I went to see Mom, made her breakfast, emoticon took her pearls to be re-strung so she can wear them, took my Son to the community college, needs to get registered, emoticon lots of college kids..
it is just too hot for me, but, I prefer heat to cold anyday.. emoticon
I did use stairs today instead of elevators. emoticon
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Went for a bike ride today. 9miles in 50 minutes...nice peaceful and not too hard - by the end of the summer I should be able ride to church and back.

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I have started the summer holidays with two new groups, one for English o'level for next year, one for re-sits in September and one for those who just want to learn English for its own sake. My Polish student is heading off to Poland for her summer holiday and she has been replaced by a mature student who is taking his Master´s Degree. I am proof reading this thesis and started today. It has to be finished by the end of August to give him time to tie up any lose ends.

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I am happy you enjoyed the mission..
I was heading out to walk and a storm is coming, my dog was wanting to get loose and run, the thunder hurts her ears so I had to come back home... emoticon emoticon lots of
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anyway I can do some videos in the house.. emoticon
Listening to best of baroque.. emoticon
Make it a happy day, be happy.. emoticon


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Andi, I am so happy to see you had a healing experience! It sounds as if you listened to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and were obedient. You and the priest benefited and were blessed! I sometimes have a hard time doing what I am led to do, and you have encouraged me to step out more in Faith and just trust the HS to handle it.
I feel really strongly about who I should see as my Spiritual Director, and I shall speak to the coordinator about it at the Oratory tomorrow. If God takes me to it, He will lead me through it! The point is to take my "self" out of the way and let the HS flow!
We've had some rough storms here the past few days. Supposed to be in upper 90's today, too. I will not complain... I have friends in WA who are only 12 miles from the fires. So many people have lost everything! May God help the firefighters get it all contained!
Time for a bit of HouseBlessing... laundry needs to be put away!

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I know our priest was sent away and, lots of people miss him, he is not coming back I don't think..I am happy to read you have a great Man of God in your parish..
They are bringing these priests here..The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

Origin of the Fraternity
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world. The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church.

The Fraternity was founded on July 18, 1988 at the Abbey of Hauterive (Switzerland) by a dozen priests and a score of seminarians. Shortly after the Fraternity’s foundation and following upon a request by Cardinal Ratzinger, Bishop Joseph Stimpfle of Augsburg, Germany granted the Fraternity a home in Wigratzbad, a Marian shrine in Bavaria that now lodges the Fraternity’s European seminary. In the same month of October there arrived a handful of priests and some thirty seminarians ready to start "from scratch". There are currently almost 200 priests and 110 seminarians in the Fraternity.
The will begin First Friday in August...
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Some of you know how I struggled with Mission...it was not something I enjoyed, but I made it through - because of a promise to a priest I love. But the reaction I had to much of what went on was NOT what Mission was intended to be. In fact, I considered leaving the Church because of some of the things that happened.
Tonight I went to church in a new parish, simply because it was the parish of the priest whose talk hurt me the worst. ( He made some off hand remarks about the parishes that closed, that re-opened the hurt of loosing the parish) Now, it may sound weird but after Mass, after praying especially for this priest and several others during Consecratoin, I wanted to go thank this same priest for taking the time to go talk to us at Mission..for doing the hour long drive each way simply to talk for 30 minutes or so.
What a healing experience! When I walked up to him after Mass, he grabbed my hand and held it the entire time we were talking - asked how the Mission went and I explained to him some of the issues I had,,,,No I did not tell him that it was his talk that hurt, but I did tell him that it was "One of the speakers" because he asked in so many words. Horrified would be a good way to describe his reaction...so I know he did not mean to hurt. I found myself talking to him for a good 15 minutes and in doing so seeing this priest as a gentle and loving shepherd. He urged me to talk to the priest who heads up the Church where I went through Mission and tell him of my concerns ( not going to happen) ---but it was one of the most healing conversations I have *ever* had. Simply seeing how concerned this priest was about someone he did not even know. God has blessed this parish with a wonderful shepherd

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