Your Good News

Do you have some good news for the readers today?

For my part, I enjoyed a visit from a friend for a couple days.

Also, I recently saw something that was so cool, I need to write about it in another entry.

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  1. JSBSJ says:

    Two weddings and a reception, an hour of confessions, and a Christian burial on Saturday; three masses, two baptisms, 90 minutes more in the confessional, with two visits to the hospital for the Last Rites on Sunday… Praise the Lord abundant energy.

  2. Charivari Rob says:

    I feel somewhat rejuvenated by a couple of recent small events and accomplishments – helps me see the path through the next few in front of me.

  3. Will D. says:

    Had Bp. Muhiira of the Diocese of Fort Portal in Uganda celebrating Mass at my parish today, as part of fundraising mission. He needed donations because he has 70 major seminarians in his di0cese! There are definitely worse problems in the world than having too many vocations!

    May God bless him, his seminarians, and his diocese.

  4. APX says:

    We just got through a severe thunderstorm with damaging hail. My car windows are still enact. Not sure about dents yet as it’s dark outside.

  5. Sword40 says:

    Our priest, Fr. Ken Baker, is back from vacation. We never missed a beat though as Fr’s Saguto and Harkins filled for him.

  6. Bea says:

    My son is still here visiting.
    Enjoying his company.
    And grateful for his help around the house.

    Daughter, son-in-law and 5 children arrive Tuesday.
    She hasn’t been home for 10 years (although we’ve seen each other at other family events elsewhere)

  7. VexillaRegis says:

    Got the lovely news yesterday that two of my friends are getting married this fall, finally! Pray for them.
    Played the organ at the OF mass, the church was packed. Lots if well behaved children, as usual, and people from all over the world. The mass was very reverent and warm. And we have confession lines!

  8. Philangelus says:

    This doesn’t sound like much, but I managed to resolve a major interpersonal issue with a professional contact over the weekend. This had been the target of much prayer, and I feel it was only resolved with the grace of God.

  9. SuzyQ says:

    My hubby and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last week. Time certainly has flown by; it doesn’t seem like we’ve been married anywhere near 25 years!

  10. Phillip says:

    I start clinicals tomorrow; next Tuesday I’ll be rated as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy.

  11. milhon1 says:

    My wife and I are expecting our first child to be born on/around the 20th. World get ready for Athanasius Marcus Milhon.

  12. inara says:

    Drove to IL to get #1 son set up in first college apartment (aka “IKEA run 2012”). Successfully snuck green scapular under his mattress protector (he stopped going to church 2 years ago as a Freshman & is majoring in Psychology & Biology). Also left a copy of “Dis-Orientation: How to go to College Without Losing Your Mind” on his bookshelf.

    He went with me to the Sunday High Mass at St. John Cantius in Chicago! Hoping the giant dose of beauty has an effect. Good discussion of “worship” vs. “Willow Creek” on the way back.

    Popped in to the Bratfest at Rev. Know-it-All’s parish last night & said hello. Just missed getting to see him do a polka!

    Long drive home today, but my 11 year old daughter is good company & it was a good weekend. :o)

  13. MyBrokenFiat says:

    milhon1 – CONGRATULATIONS! :)

    Philangelus – no small thing at all. Yay! It’s a good reminder that prayers do work, even if (in our minds) it takes a while. {hugs}

    As for my good news – I was gifted a new job at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. I was practically bouncing off walls for the last few days in anticipation of it. Even though most of my family / friends aren’t too happy about it, I’m thrilled that I get to be working in the service of His Church.

    Oh, bless the Lord for His Goodness!

  14. Tim Ferguson says:

    my boss, Bishop Francis Reiss, auxiliary of Detroit and Judicial Vicar, celebrated his ninth anniversary of episcopal consecration with an Extraordinary Form Mass at my parish, St. Josaphat, replete with a wonderful cappa magna for the procession in and out. It was glorious! Next year, for his 10th anniversary, we’re planning on a Solemn Pontifical Mass.

  15. Scott W. says:

    I went to my first EF Mass yesterday here in the D. of Buffalo. As a singer I was getting despondant of finding any traditional liturgical musical outlets, but I met the organist and he loaded me up with plenty of contacts.

  16. bernadette says:

    Yesterday I joined the Latin Mass choir at my new parish near my new home so I will be doing what I love. All the choir members were very friendly and welcoming. We will be singing for the high EF Mass on the Feast of the Assumption.

  17. Melania says:

    My cousin, who has lupus, received a new kidney and is doing very well. So is her donor, her wonderful husband. For their wedding anniversary next year they plan to travel to Europe. We’re all relieved and very grateful.

  18. wanda says:

    JSBSJ, Whew! God bless you and strenthen you. Congratulations on everyone’s good news, babies on the way, anniversaries, etc. Speaking of, my husband and I just celebrated our 42nd anniversary, I promise that every moment is due only to the grace of God. It is very up-lifting to read everyone’s good news, answered prayers, etc. Very affirming. Blessings to all.

  19. Angie Mcs says:

    Inara, you picked a couple of great things to do yesterday! I probably sat near you at St. John CAntius, among the scaffolding and sheeting…come back when it’s fixed up and the beauty really emerges. And Father Simon is always a delight.

    Good luck to your son in college.

  20. Stephen says:

    A priest whom I’ve known a few years was recently reassigned to the area where I live. He and I got to catch up and it was just a really pleasant time.

  21. Diane at Te Deum Laudamus says:

    Assumption Grotto will celebrate it’s feast day on Wednesday, with class. There was a nice article at Catholic Lane about it. If in metro Detroit, stop in.

  22. Gretchen says:

    Knowing that hard times are coming, I found this amazing and revelatory video about gardening. Just watch it. You will be inspired. The ‘star’ of the film is a Christian gentleman who talked to God about how to ‘tend and keep’ a garden rather than ’till the soil.’ Trust me, this is a film to watch, and then go out and do. About 1 and 3/4 hours, you can watch for free online at the link:

  23. Ben Yanke says:

    -An easy opportunity to attend the EF on 15th
    -Paul Ryan!

  24. PomeroyonthePalouse says:

    Good news? On Saturday, We moved our youngest daughter into her dorm room at WSU in Pullman. She’s in the School of Music where her major is Pipe Organ Performance and minor is “Keyboard Pedagogy.”
    There’s a big enough gap between her and her 2 older sisters (18 years) so that she’s been like an only child, so it was really tough to say good bye.
    The really sad part is that on the way home I finally realized that even though she’ll come home once a month or so and holidays, she’ll never really come home for good again — she’s gone to pipe organ camps and keyboard camps for a week or two, but she always was just gone for a bit. Now, it’s forever.
    To end on a positive note, she told us Sunday afternoon that she skipped the move-in dance on Saturday night because she wanted to make sure she’d wake up in time for Mass at her new parish on Sunday morning. She’s a good kid.

  25. Andy Milam says:

    Last Sunday, I was able to assist at St. Agnes, St. Paul. This past Sunday, I was able to assist at Immaculate Conception, Omaha, NE. This Wednesday, I will assist at St. Anthony, Des Moines, IA.

    The ability to assist at the TLM is a privilege and a necessity in my spiritual life!


  26. americangirl says:

    My family and I had a wonderful vacation in Myrtle Beach S.C. not only did we enjoy the beach, the restaurants and the entertainment but we found a beautiful church (St Michael’s) in Surfside Beach that had perpetual Adoration. We were able to enjoy our days and end each night with a Holy Hour visiting our Lord.Doesn’t get any better than that!

  27. Michelle F says:

    A young man from my parish who was ordained a priest in June will return tomorrow evening to offer the Vigil Mass for the Assumption of Our Lady, and to offer his first priestly blessing to those of us who want it.

    I hope to attend the Mass, of course, and to receive his blessing!

  28. Bea says:

    Congratulations to all who posted above.

    What a wonderful daughter. May she be blessed for putting God first.

    Congratulations on US Navy Hospital Corpsman.
    My husband served as one, in the late 1950’s/early 60’s. He loved it.
    He was stationed in San Diego, which by co-incidence, that hospital was located across from Mercy Hospital, where I was born years before that.

  29. jkm210 says:

    My 5-year-old daughter passed her hearing “re-test,” indicating the her failure of the first test was just a fluke. Very good news for us, as an audiologist is not an expense that our low-cost, low-coverage insurance would have provided for.

  30. MaryW says:

    Enjoyed a five day visit with a son and his young family. Lots of fun at the pool and beach.

  31. FloridaJoan says:

    I went to Holy Hour tonight and there were at least double ( maybe more ) the number of people there than usual !

    pax et bonum

  32. Benedict says:

    New Dominican Novices clothed in the habit for the Eastern Province Dominicans in Cincinnati

  33. frjim4321 says:

    My dear Niecey had her 17th birthday and she is a wonderful young woman. She and her bro served mass on the weekend. UND class of ’18 we pray.

  34. robtbrown says:

    Kansas tomatoes are now in season, which means BLT’s! With 12 grain toast and Maple cured, thick sliced bacon.

    Also good for making bruschette.

  35. St. Epaphras says:

    Phillip, Congratulations on the Hospital Corpsman rating! Navy Corpsmen, holy priests and US Marines are my heroes. Our mother served at Long Beach during WWII as a Pharmacist’s Mate, which is what they called Corpsman back then.

    God bless you!

  36. LaxMom25 says:

    Monday night my oldest son served for a beautiful, low EF Mass. Had he not been serving I would not have gone to Mass as I have all sorts of excuses for not assisting regularly on Monday nights. On the drive home I was struck by how my kids pull me away from my spritual sloth toward holiness, and we are here together to get one another to eternal life in heaven. Other good news is that my second son joins the oldest at Catholic high school this month and they are trying out for soccer together. The coach has arranged for Mass to be offered during Wednesday’s practice as it’s a Holy Day of Obligation.

  37. r.j.sciurus says:

    I too enjoyed a lovely weekend with a good friend. What was the other thing you wanted to post about?

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