Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pray for priests. Pray *for* priests

Whenever I find myself doing something I wish there was a priest available to do -- such as bringing the Blessed Sacrament to the sick -- I find myself offering this prayer:

"Loving Father, please send more good priests to work in Your Son's Church...and bless those who already do so! Amen."

Here is a wonderful site with prayers for priests who already do so. And do check out my friend Easter's site.

May God bless you, and may He continue to bless our priests. (And send us more good ones!)

Saint John Vianney, pray for us.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Death Day: The Pill turns 50

Please pray for the soul of Margaret Sanger and all involved with her organization. Thank you!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

President Obama: You don't scare me, exactly, but...

...I do think it prudent to keep a watchful eye on you and your supporters. Sad, but true. This guy articulated many of my reasons a year ago. An Open Letter to President Obama - Lou Pritchett

Monday, May 10, 2010

The anniversary of my Baptism: May 10

By the grace of God, I'm celebrating with gratitude my Baptism into the Catholic Church, and wish to renew the vows made by my parents and godparents when I was a baby. Join me if you'd like to!

I reject Satan, and all his works, and all his empty promises.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.

Amen and alleluia!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Monday moanin'

Some days, I'm a creepy, crabby, so-and-so. Be warned. Here's what ticked me off today:
  • Thinking about the fact that, despite the presence of a celebrant and two deacons, the sacred vessels at my parish were left in the sacristy after Communion...while the three just sat there during the post-Communion hymn. Am I wrong in thinking that maybe this trio could've actually purified the vessels during the FIVE TO SEVEN MINUTE TIME PERIOD?
  • Mulling over the news that the Neocatechumenal Way folks are evidently still, at my parish, ignoring the Holy Father's mandate...particularly regarding the dedicated altar and the reception of Holy Communion.
  • In response to Boston's "water catastrophe," the water cruet at the chapel I regularly attend during the week was replaced with—I promise I'm not making this up—with a large bottle of Poland Springs bottled water.

Ah, a priest told me today: "The Lord understands." I'm sure He does. I don't, though. ;-)

This is Kelly Thatcher, and this is today's "Monday Moanin'"...pray for me. I can be rather scratchy at times.