Happy New Year and Blessed Feast Day of the Circumcision of Our Lord and/or Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, depending on which calendar you happen to be on at this particular moment. I shift between calendars as a fish who knows the Panama Canal like the back of his fin. For me, New Year’s eve is typically a seafood night and tonight we are having a bunch of shrimp. I am also making buffalo chicken dip, which was a hit at the choir party this year.
New Year’s Day is a special anniversary for me, as I have posted before on the blog. January 1st, 2006 was the day I finally made the personal commitment to join the Church. A friend agreed to go with me to that first Mass and I am forever grateful. I think I have missed Sunday Mass 5 times since then, maybe, and most of them weren’t my fault. Later on that year, I emailed a priest at my parish and that’s when it really picked up speed.