GREETINGS ALL - I have a short addendum to Tuesday's Musings
We did indeed dodge the Hurricane Michael bullet here in the Ancient City, and weather is quite nice today, I'm happy to report.
Also happy to report that Deacon Philip is, as I tap these lines, packing up his home and family down in Lakeland, and will be back up here on the First Coast tomorrow, Saturday, unpacking and settling his family into their new digs.
ALSO THIS - DEACON PHILIP WILL BE WITH US ON SUNDAY, I HAVE THAT CONFIRMED, AND SERVING AS DEACON OF THE MASS FOR ST. JAMES AT THAT TIME AND GOING FORWARD. HIS FAMILY MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN HIM THIS PARTICULAR UPCOMING SUNDAY SINCE THEY WILL HAVE JUST MOVED IN THE DAY BEFORE, BUT HE WILL BE AT CHURCH.
ACCORDINGLY, THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW RHYTHM AND SPIRIT AT MASS, LEADING UP TO HIS ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN JANUARY, AND TAKE-OVER OF MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS PRIEST-ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CHURCH SOON THEREAFTER (we expect the bishop's official announcement any week now).
I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT IF LONG-TIME, IN/AROUND-TOWN FOLKS WHO HAVE VISITED ST JAMES IN BYGONE DAYS WOULD MAKE A SPECIAL EFFORT TO BE AT MASS THIS SUNDAY, AND ESPECIALLY THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st, WHEN LITTLE ANNE MARIE IMMACULATA IS INITIATED INTO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THROUGH HOLY BAPTISM! THESE KIND OF TRANSITIONS DO NOT OCCUR FREQUENTLY IN THE ORDINARIATE, SO IT WOULD BE A REAL BLESSING TO HAVE EVERYONE ASSOCIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE CHURCH TAKE PART IN ITS COMMUNAL LIFE AT THIS SPECIAL TIME.
That's it . . . what else needs be said?
God bless and love you all!
Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min.
St. James Church, St. Augustine, FL
A Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate
of the Chair of Saint Peter