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Sunday, December 28, 2008

On the (go-) Fourth Day of Christmas...

The highlight wasn't "Four Calling Birds" (or the 4 Gospels represented thereby) but today it was We Are Here, finally, to celebrate Christmas together. Sometimes it requires a denial or removal of an occasion to really appreciate its importance. At a time when the secular world around us is already discarding its Xmas trees we're greeting each other for the first time with "Merry Christmas" and celebrating with Christmas carols, copiously in today's service.

We also began to hear others' stories of the difficult situations and travel conditions of the past week -- our neighbors' accident appears to be minor compared to others'.

But at least of today, with fairly full attendance at Mass and the church fully decorated, It Is (clearly) Christmas at St. Bartholomew's!


  • At 8:38 PM, Blogger Kathleen said…

    I, for one, was glad to get out and see that the rest of the world was still there, especially St. Bartholomew's Church.

    I agree, that sometimes it takes being deprived of the opportunity to worship that makes it the more precious. I can somewhat relate to those in other countries who have to hide out to worship for fear they will be arrested and taken to prison or just shot dead right on the spot.

    It is Christmas alright! Thank you, Deacon Ed, for a wonderful and challenging sermon. And thank you, Fr McGrath for staying the course through the vicissitudes of Northwest life.


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