Monday, September 24, 2007

Gonna let it shine

We went to a wedding on Saturday--a friend Steve grew up with and the girl he's been with for over six years. The whole thing was beautiful, but the most memorable, fun part was the priest who said the wedding mass. Now I was raised in the Catholic church, and I'm not sure I've ever used the words "mass" and "fun" in the same sentence. But there's no other way to describe the service this guy led.

Father Joe prayed for the bride & groom, and for all the people who in the world who are still waiting to find their soul mate. He suggested that we smile more as an act of community service. And then, in the most unusual part of all, he led us in several impromptu verses of "This Little Light of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine!" It was fabulous. Nice job, Father Joe.

I'm headed off to NYC this morning, and that's the song that will be in my head as I board the train :)

11 comments:

Patti said...

a great priest. always nice to read about one (disclosure: i'm catholic).

L Sass said...

I love that song.

Have fun here in NYC! Are you accompanying our friend Ahmadinejad?

Beck said...

THat sounds like a wonderful wedding...

Larramie said...

Do more than shine in NYC, Trish, you GLOW!

angelawd said...

Sounds like a fun mass! And yeah, now that song is on my mind, too.

Stacy said...

Oh, have a great time in New York! You'll wow them, I'm sure.

Kristen said...

That's really sweet! I love that song, too.

Have a great trip!

LEstes65 said...

See that rocks. Memorable wedding moment. How many weddings do you think, "Yah...I went..." and then it's all vanilla from there. Bless Father Joe.

Swishy said...

I so, so, SO hope you had a good day! Can't wait to hear about it!

Appletini said...

That is one of my favorite songs...it just requires a smile on your face :)

Michelle O'Neil said...

Wow! Great service.

There is a version of that song on the Corrina, Corrina soundtrack that is phenomenal.