Saturday, March 01, 2008

Laetare Sunday

For the third straight year, Kanka's Sports Page is proud to announce the recipient of the KankaNation Laetare Medal. The KankaNation Laetare goes to the KankaManiac "whose genius has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of Kanka's Sports Page and enriched the heritage of humanity."

This year, the award goes to:
  • a KankaManiac who has been there from the beginning

  • a KankaNation Hall of Famer

  • my Goddaughter

  • and the woman who keeps them all in line.

That's right, this years recipients are

The Hatton Family

(Sorry Santa, that doesn't include you. Better luck next year.)

2007 recipients: Dave and Klondike
2006 recipient: Ellen

I was a Eucharistic Minister for this weekend's Saturday vigil mass. We had a visiting priest this week, and our normal priest left vestments out for him. The visiting priest and the other Eucharistic Minister - who has a Master's of Divinity - couldn't figure out why our pastor had chosen rose-colored vestments for this week. "Well," I asked, "isn't it Laetare Sunday?" Hey, the knowledge came in handy!