A few random thoughts and ponderings to start the week.
The Easter Season has begun! The forty days of Lent gives way to fifty days celebrating Christ's resurrection. The pop culture would insist that Sunday was the end of the Easter season - chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are removed from store shelves and the holiday fades into our memories - but we Christians know better. Just as Christmas Day (December 25) marks the mere start of the Christmas Season, Easter Sunday begins the real Season of Easter. What came before was only a preparation. So keep the spirit alive wish everyone a "Happy Easter" for weeks to come.
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The Christmas/Easter crowd ("Creaters" - those who only show up to Mass for the big holidays) didn't do so well with the new translation this Sunday at our parish. Tsk tsk tsk. Did you not get the memo, folks? It's been changed to: "And with your spirit." Go home and learn it. I'll see you next Christmas.
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Speaking of the new translation... I still have not received my updated missal. Maybe I'll get it by next Advent. Until then: Happy Easter!