Sunday, April 08, 2007

Don't ask...

anything of Father...

We had double the hours of confessions last week, including Wednesday evening, morning and evening of Good Friday, and even on Holy Saturday.

We had five Masses this weekend, on top of the liturgies for Holy Thursday and Good Friday...

So--Father's tired! (And that's true everywhere!

The same is true of all our active volunteers in our parishes--somebody had to decorate church for Holy Thursday, then strip it, then re-decorate it for the Vigil! The office staff had to get the bulletin ready early, and do extra work for the holy days...The choir and music directors all ran themselves ragged...servers wore themselves out...

Everybody is tired...

So you rest, and let them rest, too.

The Lord is risen! (He is risen indeed!)

14 comments:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Happy Easter, Father. God Bless you for your efforts.

DigiHairshirt said...

As one of those aforementioned volunteers, I say, "Amen! Alleluia!" (sips from her well-earned glass of Chardonnay as the ham and spring potatoes roast . . .)

Anonymous said...

now crawl into bed and sleep for a week.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter, Fr. Martin! As anon says, crawl into bed with a good book, a cup of tea (or something stronger, if you like), take the phone off the hook, and get a well-deserved rest! God bless you.

Regards,
Patricia Gonzalez

mrsdarwin said...

Happy Easter, Father! Congratulations on getting through all the liturgies intact -- now get some sleep!

Kasia said...

Happy Easter, Father!

After you've had a nap or three, I'd like to hear if you used the butter mold...

Father Martin Fox said...

Kasia:

Yes, I did use the mold, it was easy; but poor lambie, his face was missing! (I wasn't the one turning out the mold, I suspect whoever did, did not run under hot water.)

Anna said...

Happy Easter,

Enjoy your well deserved rest

I like the color scheme.

Kasia said...

LOL. Poor lambie...better luck next year. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter. May God bless you for the many hours spent in the confessional and preparing for and celebrating the liturgies of Holy Week. I remembered to pray extra hard for a ll the priests I knew during Holy Week because. . . well, I knew they could probably use the divine assistance!

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Confession over the Triduum. My parish never has it over the Triduum, "due to the Sacredness of the Triduum" Seeing it worded like that I thought it was some kind of rule, but maybe that is just my pastor.

Fr. Larry Gearhart said...

...and on the eighth day, they rested.

Todd said...

Actually, the Church does stipulate that no sacraments, outside of Viaticum are to be celebrated during the Triduum.

Father Martin Fox said...

Todd, I believe you are mistaken as regards the sacrament of penance. I don't recall what the rubrics say about the anointing, but I doubt it is forbidden at any time.