Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ascension Thursday

We had a high solemn 7 PM Mass at St. Rita's with two priests, a third priest in the confessional, a deacon, seminarian, five altar boys, and a guest choir. I was impressed by the size of the crowd and the number of small children. I love a low Mass but at the high Mass you can pick up how to pronounce ecclesiastical Latin fairly easily. Our pastor Fr. Hawk-- we used to have the nickname Fr. Eagle for him but one day it occurred to me that he looks more like a Sharp Sinned Hawk than a Bald Eagle so Fr. Hawk he became--- was the main celebrant  gave one of his usual though provoking homilies.


Joe Potillor said...

:), now if only every diocese in the world had the Ascension on the Ascension.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

If his first name is Sam, you can always call him Fr Sam Hawkins, if I ain't wrong, hee, hee, hee ... (if you don't get the joke, ask a German).