3/06/2011

A Prime Sort of Day: 43

Woke up this morning to find a message from Louie Crew in my inbox. 

"We rejoice with you on this anniversary of your ordination. Your Order is holy, and God intends you a blessing to the whole state of Christ's church."

So I almost missed it - I was ordained Priest 43 years ago today in Fajardo, Puerto Rico by Bishop Reus . The service was in Spanish save for the ordination section which was in English. He wanted to make sure I understood exactly what was required of me.

I don't know what sort of blessing this has all been to the Church, but it sure has been a blessing to me.

Following Jesus leads to some strange and wonderful places.  

It turns out 43 is a prime number. It feels like a prime sort of day.

15 comments:

  1. Blessings and congratulations, Mark. Be assured that you are a blessing to the Church. May you continue to be blessed and a blessing in your priesthood for many years to come.

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  2. As Mimi says, Father. Congratulations!

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  3. Un abrazo fuerte--Bravo Padre Marcos! Your ¨blessing¨ is our BLESSING!

    Thanks for all that you do and quietly/steadfastly continue to do as you attempt much that adds great spiritual richness to our lives.

    Leonardo Ricardo
    Central America y Puerto Rico

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  4. Happy Anniversary Fr. Mark. I pray you continue your ministry among us for years to come.

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  5. Congratulations and thank you for your work -- both personally and in the broader church. May God's light shine upon you this day and always.

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  6. Felicidades, Mark! Bendiciones! Congratulations - yes, you have been and still are a blessing.

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  7. Felicidades, Mark! Bendiciones! Congratulations - yes, you have been and still are a blessing.

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  8. Best wishes and blessings upon you Mark!

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  9. Congratulations, Fr Mark. I have appreciated your "virtual ministry" for some years now and can only imagine what a blessing you are to those who have been entrusted to your care.

    Penny

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  10. Thank you, and bless you for your service as a priest in this church.

    So --even though the vows were in English, did you REALLY know what you were saying?!!

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  11. Mazel Tov, and Congratulations---and THANK YOU! :-D

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  12. A happy, happy day it was and is!

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  13. Congratulations, Mark!

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  14. You are still a Rock Star at 43.

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