We had our parish fall festival tonight. Here are some photos of the fun.
The kids are cagedfor a hay ride. Ok, caged might not be the best word but it seems fitting.
The kids are all smiles, by the time they got back it was dark and they were cold.
Frances was whipping out the cotton candy. She was also, as you can see, covered in it.
Yours truly and Maureen Lilly enjoying the festivities. A good time was had by all.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
We had our parish fall festival tonight. Here are some photos of the fun.
Friday, October 19, 2007
If you are trying to find a place where science and faith meet, this might be the book for you. Cory Doctorow, from boingboing posted on this book today. Cory is an atheist but one of my favorite contributers to the internets. Enjoy
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Ok, so this weekend will be our Return to the Lord in our Adventures in Stewardship. If you need to be brought up to speed you can read this article from the Georgia Bulletin. From a pastoral perspective this has been a wonderful success. It is so nice to see people using the gifts and talents they have been given, in service to the Lord. Anyway... I am not sure if you have read The Wisdom of Crowds but I was wondering what you think the monetary return will be...? Remember we gave out $16,000. Post your guess/thoughts and lets see who is closest...who knows maybe the average will be right on the money, we just might prove James Surowiecki correct. So what do you think...How much? BTW, this is just for fun, but if you guess the amount within $100, I will buy you breakfast at Waffle House or dinner at Taco Bell.
well, had Mass this morning and did a couple things around the office...then home to bed all day. Firefox is not letting me log into blogger so even though I am trying I can't post what I want right now, hopefully soon. Sorry no new news right now. Have a great day.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I went around the Church today taking some photos and of course I had some help, Rosie is such a good helper. So I snapped a photo of her and this is what I got, looks like she is falling from the sky.*
*no animals were harmed in the taking of this photo
If you do not know how much i HATE coffee, trust me when I tell I HATE coffee. So under no circumstances should you think this would be a cool gift to get me...YUCK YUCK YUCK...
Now if you like coffee you might just want one of these...enjoy?
oh and there is this crazy dancing girl at the end
These videos feature my sister and brother-in-law Angela & Richard Green.
Angela is in this video at about 0:41 you will also see Richard.
Richard is in this video at about 0:51
It is nice to see them at the front of the videos, glad to see they are so involved.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Could Atlanta see Red tomorrow? Just wondering...
Guess all the talk of a Red hat going south was not for Atlanta, but for Texas. Here is the full list. One from Pittsburgh got it...another didn't??? Have a great day. Enjoy
I woke up about 10 times last night (sore throat, cats, sore throat, and some combination of the two, Rosie on the other hand was enjoying her new house...pictures to come--of the dog house not my illness). Anyway sick sick sick (illness-wise) and I was going nowhere. Deacon Bill did a communion service, thanks Deacon Bill. Fr. Michael Kingery from Holy Trinity drove me to the Dr. (thanks Fr. Michael) and I was on the road to recovery. Rest, Drugs and lots of water later I am feeling a bit better.
Tonight I watched PBS and really enjoyed the Nature 25th Anniversary show. Try to catch it if you can, lots of really neat stuff. I have a degree in natural science and I learned quite a bit. Just a warning, keep your Kleenex close by you will need it. Oh and if you listen to NPR, give them a few bucks, so this fall fund drive will be over...I just want to hear one hour of news without a give give give speech.
Monday, October 15, 2007
16 October 2007 is World Food Day!
Click through the following links and find out more about food security in the world today.
Food Security Statistics Map...here and here
AND of course my favorite CRS...
The Pope, Benedict XVI also had something to say about it.
VATICAN CITY, OCT 16, 2007 (VIS) - Benedict XVI has written a Message to Jacques Diouf, director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the occasion of World Food Day, an annual event organized by the FAO every October 16.
With the theme chosen for this year's Day, "the right to food," writes the Holy Father in his message, the FAO "is inviting the international community to face up to one of the most serious challenges of our time: freeing from hunger millions of human beings, whose lives are in danger because of a lack of daily bread."
"We must realize that the efforts made thus far do not seem to have significantly diminished the number of hungry people in the world," the Pope observes, "despite the fact that everyone recognizes that food is a primary right. ... The available data shows that the lack of fulfillment of the right to food is due not only to natural causes but, above all, to situations provoked by human behavior which lead to a generalized social, economic and human deterioration."
The Pope goes on to recall how "an ever greater number of people - because of poverty or bloody conflicts - find themselves obliged to abandon their homes and their loved ones in order to seek sustenance outside their own lands, Despite international agreements, many of them are rejected" he adds, highlighting the "pressing" need for a concrete undertaking in which "all members of society, both in the individual and the international spheres, feel committed to cooperating in order to make the right to food possible." The lack of fulfillment of this right, he says, "constitutes an evident violation of human dignity and of the rights deriving therefrom."
The Holy Father then goes on to praise the FAO's expert understanding of "the problems of the agricultural world and of food insecurity, and its proven capacity to present plans and programs for their solution" as well as the organization's "acute sensitivity to the aspirations of those calling for more human living conditions."
"The Catholic Church," he concludes, "feels closely involved ... in this task and, through her various institutions, wishes to continue collaboration in order to support the desires and hopes of those individuals and peoples towards whom the activity of the FAO is directed."
Google has a new free information line to call. This should come in quite handy when out and about. Just one problem...call and say Tyrone, Georgia, then ask for Catholic Church...we are option #2 (WHATT???) maybe if enough people call and select us Google will understand that St. Matthew is the local Catholic Church in Tyrone...not Holy Trinity. ARRRGHHHGGHHH!
Ok, did you ever hear that if you swallow gum it will stay in your stomach for seven years? Guess it is not so true. So maybe all the wisdom that kids share with each other might not be true, man my world is crashing in on me. Next thing they are going to tell us you can go swimming right after you have eaten.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
How do you like that new word? Well after our St. Matthew basketball team was beaten and beaten badly (63-16..OUCH!) my priest+esteem is somewhat intact, somewhat. Here are the photos to show the fun we had. Enjoy? ;-) I like the photo of me on the bench...ahhh good times!