Sunday, January 13, 2008

Present in great numbers

I feel blessed.

This morning we attended our usual 9:30 am Mass. We have been trying to get out of the house earlier lately so as to snag a pew close to the front. This morning we did. As we sat down and I looked around, I made an observation. We were sitting on the fifth row of the center section. On the third and fourth rows in front of us were two of the homeschooling families we know from our Catholic homeschool group. On the sixth and seventh rows behind us were two more homeschooling families from our group. As Mass began, I spotted four other families (or representatives thereof) from our group scattered about. And such super families - every single one of them!

Yep! You counted right - NINE!!! Nine homeschooling families all at this one Mass. How exciting! How wonderful! There are many Catholic parishes any of us could choose from in our area, all no more than 10 to 15 minutes away. But we were here - so many of us.

I feel blessed.

I feel blessed, especially in light of a recent post by a dear blogging friend lamenting the difficulties and disappointments she has with her current parish church. I do not intend to brag, but I do feel truly blessed by this mornings occurrence. Rejoice!


Melissa said...

Blessed indeed, Celeste! How lucky you are! I would SO love to see that at my own parish.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Blair said...

That's exactly what happened to us at mass yesterday...only most of us were in the back of the church, with babies! At least 6 families!