I am seriously getting fed up with this sore throat. I have never experienced anything like it. Last night was a Sodbusters Meeting, which basically means we all go out to dinner and Sodbusters pays for it. Last night we went to a local Italian restaurant. It would have been great if I didn't burst into coughing fits every ten minutes. Then this morning I woke up with a killer headache which has now subsided. So I'm sitting here eating my cheerios and one gets stuck in my swollen throat. Sheesh! The full effect of the antibiotics may kick in, already!
Today I go to St. Patrick's as sponsor for Michael. They are celebrating the Rite of Acceptance, sometimes known as the Rite of Welcome. Kelli will be baptized on Easter Sunday and Sam will finally be confirmed. I think it's kind of cool that he and Kelli will be confirmed together. Melisa is Kelli's sponsor and Harold is Sam's. Then after that Mass I have to scoot over to St. Mary's for the eleven o'clock Mass. Then I'm coming home and I plan to loaf the rest of the day and get rid of this throat thing.
Word of the day:
The Epiphany of the Lord - Solemnity
Today the Church celebrates : St. Genevieve, Virgin (c. 422 - 512)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 2:1-12.
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: 'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel.'" Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage." After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.
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