I am trying to remember the last time I was away from the parish for an entire weekend and I can't seem to remember when it was. It is indeed very rare that a pastor would be gone over a weekend. Even when taking vacation it is usually very important to be back for the weekend Masses, not necessarily to celebrate them, but it is the only time when you get to see almost all your faithful parishioners at once. It is also quite a lot of work to leave for the weekend and the observant blog reader might notice when this post was published and realize it is not easy to sleep the eve before heading out.
That being said I will not be in Ellicott City this weekend. I will be going to a real live Notre Dame football game and I am crazy excited. Even with last weeks tragic loss to Michigan I have a feeling this could still be our year. The Fighting Irish are playing the Spartans of Michigan State. I will also be con-celebrating Mass at ND after the game, how cool is that! You will all be in my prayers. Just in case you were wondering where my love for the Godlen Dome comes from let's see - Catholic University named after Our Lady, Irish, and my Dad and Mom both graduated from there. Not to scare you all or anything but if Michigan State wins I am going to return in a very bad mood. Peace!
The End of Classes, the Beginning of Summer
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