Twilight Twitches

Twilight Twitches

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time 
fetscherDear Family,

I am almost afraid to put this in print, but next Sunday, with the help of all the angels and saints, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper in the Main Sanctuary which will have been cooled down to a heavenly breeze by the Trane AirConditioning units with their tie downs which the City of Fort Lauderdale finally deemed suitable for use in our fair city.

There is a sainted man in our community, one Brian McMahon, whose prior claim to fame was expertise with brautwurst during the Oktoberfest. He now has become our chief negotiator with powers-that-be. Because of him our exile in St. Sebastian-on-the-Prairie will come to an end. (I did have two mothers of the bride in the wings on reserve to sic on the Building and Zoning Department. But it wasn’t because I doubted the skills of our chief negotiator.)

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
fetscherDear Family,
Last August, I wrote here that I was considering adding a kitchen to McDonnell Parish Center. I had some good input from some wise people including our best culinary event coordinator, and a good architect. The Archbishop gave us permission to build if we have the money in the bank.
Last January I wrote:  I’d like you to think about and pray about is the possible kitchen for Msgr. McDonnell Hall. I have been talking about it for a while. I have received funds for the kitchen and one generous parishioner has pledged to match gifts up to $100.000.

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
fetscherDear Family,
Our prayer to avert storms is working pretty good when the third storm this year, Colette, doesn’t even bother forming near us much less reach hurricane strength. Would we be having storms if we were not saying the prayer? I have no need to test the theory.

Listen closely: “Help us to prepare our hearts and our homes…”Through our prayer we ask God to put us in the best circumstance possible to deal with whatever we have to deal with. It reminds me of the spirit surrounding the Sacrament of the Sick. “Lord, help this person deal with whatever is confronting them, and heal them in whatever way best helps them in their journey to you.”

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 
fetscherDear Family,

I just finished reading the Twitches that Linda and Frank and Nancy and Annie wrote while I was on vacation. I thought all of them were just great. The most moving part of reading them was getting a sense that we have a community that works. Jesus is at the heart of this community and you can see it in what your sisters and brother wrote.

Did you read them? I hope so. I hope that - like me - you’d come away from those expressions of parish life feeling very proud and pleased. My heartfelt thanks to our four great Sebastianites. (I just made that word up for the occasion.) Guest “Twitches” definitely have a future.

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