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MaryEllen’s First Communion

May 2, 2010

Tis the season for First Communions and Confirmations!  The other day I was a sponser for “Scholastica” for her Confirmation.  It was a lovely day and a really special thing was seeing the excitment on her face while awaiting her turn to be Confirmed.  Another special thing was that John was asked to serve.  He loves to serve at Mass, especially if a bishop is involved, espcailly if that bishop happens to be Bishop Choby.  (In your charity, please pray for Bishop Choby as he has not been feeling well.  He was visibly tired and hurting at the Confirmation.)  Here is John and the good Bishop:


MaryEllen’s First Communion day is not one we will soon forget.  There was all kinds of weather going on that kept all of our local friends away.  We did, however, had a lovely turn out for the little party after Mass.  It was a very windy and cloudy day, but warm, and we even manged to get some nice pictures outside.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

   (Those two photos taken by John.)


   (You may click on the pictures to make them bigger.)

OK, now the fun part.  There was a lot of talk of the flooding in Nashville and the pictures on the news.  We were busy telling everyone that we  had not been affected by this.  The creek was lower this morning than it had been the night before.  So, we were driving home and we started noticing a lot more “ponds” and “lakes” than we had when we went to Mass that morning.  We got to a chruch down the road from our house and this is what we saw…

Hmmmm…do you think we’ll be able to get home?  

  That’s our front … lake?  At least the top of the bridge is still visible…


Yes, we were able to get home, yes, we prayed a lot going through the water.  Our neigbor and Joe decided that it would be OK and the water was already starting to go down.  The picture of the barn was taken from up near the house.  Thank God we live on a hill!

 This is looking down from our front lawn towards the road.  It is usually a normal size creek.  At that point, the water had started to go down a bit.

 This one is the bottom of our driveway.  It’s still a good little ways to the road.  Yikes!

Since we came in it stormed more, so I have no idea what it looks like now, as it is getting dark.  We are being hit by more thunder and lightning as I speak. 

Yes, a day we shall not soon forget!  Praise God that MaryEllen was able to receive her First Holy Communion.  Thank you to all who were able to attend and to those who prayed for us.  Thank God we were able to get home safely.  And, thank you for your continued prayers.

James Made His First Communion

June 15, 2008

On the feast of Corpus Christi, James made his First Communion.  It was a wonderful day.  He was not too happy about getting his picture taken before, but he was in a much better place after the Mass.  After the Mass, we all gathered at a parishoners house for a reception.  It was a lovely time had by all.                        


The other special thing that happened that day was John and Kevin got to serve for the first time at the traditional Latin Mass.  John used to wear cassocks when he served at Human Life International.  Kevin had never worn one before.  So, I got a few snap shots after Mass.