Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Best of Times

The last couple of days have been full of blessings.
On Friday we had Liam Watkins overnight because we were going to the Fan the Fire Conference up in York, PA, and wanted to get an early start.
We left at 7:30 a.m. and arrived at the church at around 9:00. A few glitches with the GPS notwithstanding it was an easy drive.
We spent the day listening to some great talks, good music, and had a wonderful time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession, with a very special Mass as the pinnacle of the day.

Speaker and Rapper "Righteous B"
Father explaining the wonder of the Blessed Sacrament before Adoration
Eucharistic Procession
Statue of St Francis and Jesus in the Church

A moment of reflection before Mass...

And this afternoon, we were blest to spend the afternoon celebrating Maria Hoppel's Sweet Sixteen!

Waiting for the guest of honor...

What girls do at a party....

What boys do at a party....

And then there are the parents!


This is not your average musical chairs. Don't they all look well-behaved? This turned into full-contact Musical Chairs! Flying bodies, bruises, flipping chairs. The Ravens probably had fewer injuries tonight.

A few of the survivors

Of course there was swing dancing....

And Birthday Cake!

What a blessing to have so many special families to share special times with!

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