Monday, November 29, 2010


Folks who check out my Facebook page will know that we had a real scare at 11:00 Mass this past Sunday--a man who was having (to all intents and purposes) a heart attack in the middle of Mass. We all paused; 911 was called; a doctor and two nurses (from the congregation) went to assist; I got the oils and administered the Sacrament of the Sick--ultimately, all was well after a visit to the ER and a series of tests.

But my point in writing here is to celebrate the faith, hope and love of the parishioners of Our Savior at that Mass: they all went to their knees while we were attending to the man, and they began to pray the Rosary for him and his wife.

This was pretty well spontaneous, though I believe our music minister took the lead at the podium with the prayers. Whether or not, this was a magnificent expression of everything good that as Christians we stand for: prayerful solidarity with those who are suffering.

Praise the Lord, and thanks be to God!!

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