Each Saturday, fellow Catholic blogger Colleen Spiro hosts the meme “Sabbath Moments,” where she and others share their special moments from the week. Join us and tell us about your own “little sabbaths.”
Though we’ve had some hot afternoons this week, the evenings have been cool and pleasant, allowing for some very enjoyable and relaxing walks around the neighborhood. After spending all day cooped up in the house, stepping outside for some fresh air as well as the sights and sounds of nature is refreshing…
Mystagogia ended this past Sunday, so our parish’s latest group of fledgling Catholics has been shooed out of the nest to continue their new life in the Church. It’s been great being able to assist with RCIA over these past few years. The current leaders of our parish’s RCIA program are stepping down, however, so we all said our goodbyes after our class Sunday morning, as that was the last time we would be working together — but we’ll still see each other at church. I don’t know yet if I’ll be asked to continue helping with the RCIA classes, as a new person is going to be taking over now. We’ll see. But the experience has been enjoyable and has also helped me as a fairly new Catholic myself.
We watched “Secretariat” on Tuesday. It was very touching, though my mother didn’t care to watch the racing scenes (she’s hyper-sensitive about animals and was afraid the scenes would show horses getting hurt — they didn’t, however). Last night we saw “Mother Teresa,” which gave us a new appreciation for what the recently beatified nun went through to help the poorest of the poor. (I don’t think I’m cut out to do the kind of work she and her subordinates did!)
The right song can always give you a good “pick-me-up”, and this little video from YouTube brought a smile to my face — hopefully it will bring you one too.