Friday, February 02, 2007
I'm just back in the office after the noonday Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (aka Candlemas), wherein we were particularly mindful in our prayers of the nearby Roman parish whose dedicatory feast this is--the Church of the Presentation. After the liturgy, one of the attendees spoke of a passing conversation she had with a co-worker as she was slipping out of work a few minutes early in order to come to church. The co-worker, who happens to be a member of the Church of the Presentation, inquired
"Where are you going?"
"To church for Mass. It's a holy day today."
"Oh, your church has Mass for Groundhog Day?!"