Twilight Twitches

Twilight Twitches

fetscherDear Family,
I’m writing last Monday, January 20th, the Feast of Saint Sebastian. There was a good group at 8:00 a.m. morning Mass. In honor of St. Seb, we sang. We were in good voice and good cheer.  I didn’t ask how many had been at our dinner at Tropical Acres on the 17th, but this morning’s cheer was a carryover for me.

The Pastoral Council members pitched in and each had a part in making our dinner a huge success. Judy Fisher sent out 650 invitations. Connie Reed, Liz Calhoun and Annie Gardner were the organizers par excellence. Nancy Adams, Frank Krauser, Rosemary Guerin and Ann Murry went early to set up, labeling tables and making sure each place had a special pen. (Shining the light of Christ! Get it?) Chuck Wobby rounded out the group with handling the seating assignments – no mean feat - and smiling a welcome for folks as he did so.

fetscherDear Family,
Here I am once again, thinking about something that, AS I WRITE, has not happened yet. With God’s help, by the time you read this Twitch, we will have had a wonderful Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner.

Next week I’ll be sure and thank all those who made it happen, but I especially know I will be grateful to Connie Reed and Liz Calhoun for arranging the venue and keeping track of all those names with their filets or salmons.

fetscherDear Family,
At the end of today’s Feast of the Baptism of Jesus, we entered into “Ordinary Time.”

Before I go any farther, let me linger a little in Christmas time to make a special point of thanking our parishioners who made the place just beautiful. Those decorations helped us remember the birth of the Savior, without which none of us would be here in the first place.

To Ann Murry, Sue and Scott Martinez, Charlotte Newbury and super plant maintenance supervisor and #1 Christmas fan in all the earth, Patricio Diaz-Pizzaro, I offer our thanks. The red and gold comes down after today’s celebration and we begin a period of “Ordinary Time.” The color is green, the color of hope.

fetscherDear Family,
Here we are in the first Twitch for 2020. As I said above, Happy New Year!

The change of year, indeed the change of the decade gets me thinking about time. What have I done with mine? What do I want to do with the time I have left?

Somewhere in the early eighties, I remember thinking that in 2006 I would be 65. I couldn’t imagine what being 65 would feel like, much less getting to the year.

In those days the letter was called Midnight Musings because I stayed up later. As I aged the midnights became twilights.

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