Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy Sunday



Today we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany. Yeah, two days too early. Burns me up a bit. Christmas officially ends on January 6. Why end it early just to celebrate on a Sunday? Christmas is too good to end two days too early! I refuse to end it! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
On a more somber note, will my friends please pray for Deacon Ken? He is a Deacon (hence the name Deacon Ken) at my parish, and he is currently in the hospital. Pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He has been in for about a week, but I first found out today at Mass. He is no longer in ICU, but please pray for him anyway. He is elderly, and had difficulty walking even before his hospitalization. When someone in his condition is laid up in the hospital for awhile, it is really hard for them to get back on their feet. Please pray for his full recovery. Thank you very much.

10 comments:

sherri said...

Okay. I'm going to bed, and going to pray for Deacon Ken.

Good night.

Helen said...

Thanks. Me, too.

pip said...

I pray Deacon Ken gets a good rest and good assistance during his convalescence time.

You should come to Ireland Helen. Here, the 6th is still the Epiphany and its a holy day of obligation. Don't worry, it's still Christmas in other parts of the world :)

Helen said...

Thanks, Pip. Now I can tell people I am still celebrating Christmas because I am being multicultural. ;-). Thanks for praying for Deacon Ken.

Beth said...

I prayed that Deacon Ken would recover fully and quickly!

Helen said...

Thanks, Beth.

katdish said...

Praying for Deacon Ken, may he make a full and speedy recovery!

On a selfish note - I want to go to Ireland! (also, Scotland, Austrailia and New Zealand)...

Gabrielle Eden said...

Hi helen, praying for Deacon Ken too. And I know what you mean about Christmas. This year the whole idea of Christmas really lit up for me!

sherri said...

Any update on your friend?

Helen said...

I tried to call Deacon Ken at the hospital, but he was in surgery. I don't think the surgery was scheduled, so please keep praying. Thank you.