Bring back communion rails!!

Says a deacon formerly against them.

I could not agree more.


Looks like there might be a bit more blogging in the near future…

… as I have to have an operation.

I’m not going to tell you what it’s for, precisely, as the details are rather gross, but essentially there’s a lump that needs removing. 😦

I’ve never had an operation, so I’m pretty scared, even though it’s not a big one.

Also I’m troubled about missing work, which is only one day a week, but I enjoy it so much and I haven’t been there long, and I feel like such a failure being all like, “so, can I just have a few weeks off even though we agreed to only 8?” But hopefully I’ll be able to work from home, or something. Which I already am doing, in my own time.

ALSO I’m really not on keen on missing out on the whole last month of my holidays. I love holiday time, and the idea of being stuck in bed for any amount of time seems like such a waste. The fact that it’s summer, and a very HOT one in Sydney at the moment, means that I’ll miss out on the swimming fun times too.

Now for the positives!

I’ll get HEAPS of reading time. YAY!! I prefer to read books by spending several solid hours on them in one go, which will be much easier to achieve if I can’t move about much.

I’ll also have heaps of blogging time! So maybe I’ll finally get to writing some more interesting stuff.

This dreaded operation will finally be over, it’s been put off for far too long, and has been hanging over my head.

And it will be done just in time for uni, no need to defer for a semester, hoot! I was concerned that might be a real possibility.

So, I am resigned to it. But that’s not the right attitude, is it? We ought not to be merely resigned to God’s will, but rather joyfully embrace it. So that’s what I will do. Or try to, anyway.

Sticking to my resolution

So today was the 2nd Sunday of 2013, which means it was the 2nd time I had to live out my resolution of doing Sundays well.

I started off my day by lying in bed for an hour and a half reading stuff on my phone… not exactly active leisure! Although tempted to then just while away the rest of the day lazily, I eventually convinced myself I was wasting my life and decided to bite the bullet and go for a run before I had breakfast. This took a good deal of willpower, as by this stage I was pretty hungry.

Then I did some reading about the Latin Mass, had lunch, fell a bit by going on my laptop for a while, but then cooked dinner, and went to Mass.

So overall, after a slow start, it was pretty good, considering I was in bed until 11.30; I managed to exercise, eat well, cook (this is something I’m working on), read, and go to Mass. (well at least that last one is normal.)

Hopefully soon I’ll start organising more fun stuff, like actually get to a Latin Mass, take my family on a boating adventure, play some tennis, go for picnics…. oh, the possibilities! 🙂

More on how to integrate more Scripture in your life- go to DAILY Mass

Yesterday I had a post about how Catholics can become more familiar with Scripture.

Today I want to add something else to that list.

The first item on yesterday’s list was to read Mass readings from a Bible, rather than a Missal. Now, that’s great, even if you only go to Mass on Sundays. But, imagine the phenomenal amount of scripture you will hear if you go to daily Mass!!

I have been going to Mass every day since the beginning of Lent in 2011. I have never looked back. I have no idea how I even used to live without receiving Our Lord every day. I will go into how this decision came about another time, but for now just want to suggest it as an excellent idea.