Another example of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" - Fr. Ricky, was speaking to Grs. 5-8 about answering God's call to be a priest. He asked for questions and one 5th grade boy raised his hand. Fr. Ricky called upon him and the 5th grader said, " I am going to say something that I have never told anyone. " ( I thought oh no, what deep secret is this?) He then told us all, " I am a Redneck!" Fr. Ricky handled it well and I am sure some kids had no clue what a "redneck" is.
It was SOS Sunday this weekend at church. This is where the students take up the 2nd collection at each Mass and the money goes to our school. At the 9:30am Mass the school choir sings. Here are some of the choir girls enjoying using tambourines to the song, " I Have Redeemed You" by Sr. Carol Juckem.
The girls helped me put the tambourines away after Mass. They told me they were going to the new 3 D movie of "Finding Nemo". They asked me, " Do you want to come with us? We can ask our parents to see if you can come along?"
I said, "Thanks, but I have two more Masses today because of SOS and I am making dinner for the other Sisters. If a Christmas movie comes out I will gladly go with you." " OK, Sister!" they responded.
Following-------Potpourri from the rest of the Week........
We have been looking for a 2nd car for us Sisters and at last this Friday, a red 1996 Toyota Corrolla was donated. I took it for a spin in the neighborhood by school and it rumbled a little but for a car to run to and from school, it will do.
One day this week a centipede appeared on the outside of my office window. So glad it stayed on the outside. He looks a little fierce!
Insects seem to grow large here-maybe it is all the sunshine. Take a look at this grasshopper outside my office.
This Sunday was Catechetical Sunday. Religion teachers for our school and parish were commissioned and blessed at Mass.
1) H-healing 2) A-assuring 3) N-nurturing 4) D-developing 5) S-servant the 2nd way goes like this,
1) H-hurting 2) A-alienating 3) N-nixing 4) D-destructing 5) S-self-serving .
Our view from our sanctuary window is really green since we had the wettest monsoon season in 50 years! We received over 10" of rain from the 2nd week of June till today and the monsoon season is quickly coming to an end. No one complains here when it rains. It helps keep the fires down in the mountains and canyons.