Sunday, November 27, 2011
A new day
I don't remember being so excited to get to Mass.
I know that some Catholics will come to Mass today with a closed spiritual mind, but mine is wide open and anxious for the changes, new words, new prayers. It feels like a wedding or a baptism -- all fresh and new.
How are you feeling? Have you already experienced it?
And may I ask for prayers for our family's favorite priest, our friend, Fr. Mike? His father had a heart attack this morning (or late last night) and I am certain he is torn between his vocation as a son and one of the biggest days of his vocation as a man of God.
Updated to add: It was wonderful. It was so beautiful. It was like a step back in time, but such a good step. We sang the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei and saw changes beyond the Missal changes, but they were all so beautiful. As Sarah said in the comments -- I am so grateful to be a Catholic today.