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Friday, August 14, 2009

The house smells like peppermint. Mmmmmmm
I cut the bars yesterday morning and will be trying a small piece today.

Still haven't made any candles, but I will be today because I have an order for a flameless tealight.

Today is a day for happy things and sad things. I have a funeral to play for today for a 22 year old girl. Funerals for young people are always the hardest.
But later today I get to grandma-sit our newest granddaughter, Madison.

Last night we celebrated a mass of Thanksgiving with our new bishop, Joseph Cistone. He gave a wonderful homily on the Eucharist and its meaning in our lives. He does not adhere to the unofficial "11 minute" rule, but his words were so inspiring that he could have spoken for 2 hours and still had us listening.
The Mass was at Sacred Heart in Mount Pleasant. Sacred Heart has some wonderful musicians. I have worked with Sue Watters, the organist, several times, and I have done a couple of wedding with with the Psalmist, Margie Schaefer so I knew the music would be wonderful. The choir director, Janet Maddox, has a beautiful voice and her flute playing - well, you had to hear it to know how great it was. There were members of the diocesan choir who drove out from Saginaw to sing with us. It was nice welcome for our new bishop.

Word of the day:
Friday of the Nineteenth week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894-1941
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 19:3-12.

Some Pharisees approached him, and tested him, saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?" He said in reply, "Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate." They said to him, "Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss (her)?" He said to them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery." (His) disciples said to him, "If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry." He answered, "Not all can accept (this) word, but only those to whom that is granted. Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it."


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