Updated: Nov 3, 2019
Early this morning, my wife and I were saying a little prayer of thanks for the charity and service from our worthy brothers who provided seating for our outdoor mass today.
I've served at three parishes in my time as a permanent deacon, and I'm always amazed at the humble service offered by our worthy brothers. Yesterday I had to ask Sharon Fitzgerald if she was any relation to our Council namesake, Michael. I sorta thought he was in fact her late hubby, but I wanted to tell her how wonderfully he inspired the Knights. Anyone known as so willing to help others is borderline "sainthood" in my book. So now I know why we take Michael's name with such honor. Please know that he and all our worthy brothers and sisters who have gone before us in faith were remembered today.
Even Fr. Tony was in his own words at the end of mass, "inspired by the jet flyover" which ripped through the blue skies exactly at the moment the host was raised at the Consecration. It was impossible not to humbly feel the Presence of God in our gathering.
St. Paul once said: "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God." The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version, Catholic edition (Ro 8:26–27).