The current installment of the COEC began meeting in 2007.

We are currently on a "break," for no particular reason, and many little reasons - mostly pertaining to life circumstances. If anyone is interested in calling a meeting, feel free to post on the blog, join the google group (see link below) and send an email, or contact either Nancy (nancykj10@yahoo.com) or Jesse (schroeder.jesse@gmail.com) for more information.

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Sunday Mass 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 12 Mike and I are planning to attend the 9:00 a.m. St. Mary's Catholic Church Mass at 684 South 3rd Street in German Village.

We would be very happy to have you join us.



Jesse said...

Hey Nancy

Sorry that Kellye and I couldn't make it. We both had long tough weeks, and really needed the morning off. I hope it was a good time with Mike, and I'm guessing Adam and Kara came as well??

NancyJ said...

Yes Adam, Kara and Henry came too.

I actually do not have an adequate word for how special it was. To try and describe it , I will tell you that as soon as I heard the bells welcoming us to the service, my eyes started tearing up.

Oh my gosh-one thing I know--my soul longs for this. Every single chord in my body was humming in recognition as I sat in that beautiful cathedral. Every song, every time someone made the sign of the cross, every prayer...even the communion portion (of which I could not participate) moved me in a tender way.

I'm not sure what to do with that. Even if I went through all the necessary rules and requirements to belong, I think I would always feel like a guest borrowing incredibly beautiful clothes that do not quite fit.

And how could I, with so many of my own beliefs hanging in uncertainty, ever belong in a place with so much certainty?

It is the history and symbolism that resonates with something in me. It is a beauty that makes me speechless. I don't know...Maybe it's simply that I am starved for this--ritual, history, belonging, beauty, ceremony and it is all there in one place.

And it is Mike's history.

Adam Newby said...

Henry enjoyed it!