Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Prayer Request

I just took a look at my weekend calendar. Please pray for me as I journey through:

Saturday, October 21
9:30 a.m. 17 Spanish Baptisms
11:00 a.m. 12 English Baptisms
1:00 p.m. Spanish Quinceanera
3:30 p.m. Bilingual Confessions
5:00 p.m. English Mass
Sunday, October 22
8:00 a.m. Spanish Mass
10:00 a.m. English Mass
12:00 p.m. English Mass
5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass

(Look for my obituary in Monday's post. I always knew I was going to die young.)


Blogger DilexitPrior said...

That's insane! I'll pray for you AND I'll pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood because it looks like you could use some help!

10:28 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

Psalms 117:14 The Lord is my strength and my praise: and He is become my salvation.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Sorka said...

What? No Saturday morning mass? You slacker!

Just kidding Father!

You are always in my prayers, as I pray for all the priests I know.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope those 29 babies stay happy. ....Nice of you to offer all those Masses. .....Having to be "on," morning to evening, can be draining. Maybe you will have fabulous food, delicious conversation.....and can sneak in a nap!

9:38 AM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

mmm ... nap ... good ... mmm

10:31 AM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Come on Father can't you squeeze just one more thing in that schedule. Oh yeah I forgot, you have to eat sometime!! LOL :)
I will pray that you are not in the obituary column. We need you too much here!!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Prayers your way. I'll remember you while in adoration today!

God Bless!

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recall via earlier posts it was your idea to move the baptisms to outside the weekend liturgies. Clearly your schedule could be easier if such a move had not been made. Guess it proves that for every action, there are repercussions somewhere. And usually we only have to look to ourselves for the responsibility.

2:56 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

Under the previous sacramental hybrid at three baptisms per Mass, it would have taken 10 Masses to baptize the 29 little ones.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is kinder to new (sleep deprived)parents if baptisms are outside of Mass. Kinder to the babies, too. Babies -- especially those who are nursed -- eat so often when they are tiny that it can be difficult to time feedings and such when there is a Mass involved as (presumably) the time in church is longer. ... This way, they can be content with a full stomach, not cry, stay sweet and look angelic for photos. (Hopefully.)

9:20 PM  

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