Today I participated in a confirmation mass at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood, where Bishop Samuel Azariah, the former bishop of Pakistan, presided. This was a happy day for the entire church and Bishop Azariah was open, loving and inspiring. Here is a photo of me with a few of my fellow acolytes in the sacristy before we got started. I love these fellows. Our acolyte corps is a wonderful family within our larger parish family.
Richard, Stephen, Clint and Len
After church, Father Davies, Ray and I went to visit Stacy Title, Jonathan Penner and their kids Cooper and Ava at Barlow Respiratory Hospital. We have a sweet afternoon with this beautiful family even though Stacy is suffering with ALS and has had a rough year of it. I didn’t get a photo of Stacy today, but Father Davies took this shot for me to share and I “borrowed” the Stacy and Jonathan’s photo from Jonathan’s Facebook page. Again, I felt love and sweetness all around. I am humbled by the joy in my life even among those who are facing great challenges. Love abounds.
Stacy and Jonathan a Couple of Years Back
Ava, Cooper, Ray, Jonathan and Len Today