January 01, 2010

Happy New Year and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God!

In the secular world, Happy New Year!

In the world that matters, this is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Today, is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics: meaning get thee to a Mass!!!!

I used to go to a place that allowed folks to get up on a mic and tell what they wished for/resolved for the coming new year. This practice is NOT Mass, this is not even BEING Church (whatever). This practice is NOT giving glory to God, it's giving glory to your self. Even then, I hated it. Of course, I don't like open mic anywhere. Too many opportunities for long-winded bozos to get up and talk about themselves for 10 minutes before they get to the point. What is the point? Oh, yeah, they are the point. Ok.

The point of Holy Mass and the point of worship and prayer is NOT you.


Blogger Stephen said...

Happy Feast Day, the first day of 2010.

January 01, 2010 8:23 AM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Happy New Year Cath! You got a good start - now let's get Adoro! Sooooooooooooo kidding. I love Adoro, and you, and Ray, and just about everyone.

January 01, 2010 11:01 AM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

Happy New Year!

January 01, 2010 11:14 AM  
Blogger Fr. John Mary, ISJ said...

Cathy of Alex: This is a new "rubric" to me...and I thought that the "open mic" General Intercessions were awful!
Your point is absolutely right.
And a blessed New Year with every grace and blessing! FrJM

January 01, 2010 2:39 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Ter: You LOVE the cassock!

Vin and Stephen: Happy New Year!

Fr: Oh, don't get me started on "shout out" general intercessions! Happy New Year!

January 01, 2010 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post made me giggle...what's the point? oh yeah, they are the point. LOLLLL

Happy New Year, CATHY of Alex! You are one of my favoritest of all online Saints! Thanks for sharing your heart with us all :)

January 01, 2010 5:06 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

"Being Church" is one of those phrases that makes me shudder.

Happy New Year!

January 01, 2010 5:35 PM  
Blogger Bobby said...

Absolutely. Too many churches have gone to "me-first" type ministers. The Warrenist movement is such.

January 01, 2010 8:30 PM  
Blogger Larry Denninger said...

Happy New Year, Cathy! And happy feast day too!!

January 01, 2010 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, and not Holy Day of Obligation for our Blessed Mother!

January 01, 2010 9:30 PM  
Blogger Tom in Vegas said...

Happy and Blessed New Year!

January 02, 2010 2:27 AM  
Blogger Joe Cap said...

Kind of odd when our church only has ONE MASS for January 1...I can only hope that if there was a demand, they would add more...Or only PRAY that there WAS a bigger demand.
And no, you are not the biggest sinner...I have you beat on that one...I am lots older, have had more time to sin...
Happy New Year!

January 02, 2010 8:07 PM  

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