Today is a special day for me….it is the Feast Day of St. Joseph! So even though I am in an other state, working 14 hours a day (well 16 today), and it is 20 or so degrees outside I found the Cathederal on the way to work. As luck would have it, I walked in at mass time! I noted the Bishop was moving along briskly. So I then attended mass AND got to work on time!
Today was the funeral for the cousins lost last week in childbirth. One of the children’s middle name was Joseph as well. So I lit a candle for the children, and asked this great saint to look out for them on the path to heaven. Just before leaving I said our Blue Knight St. Joseph prayer….
Dear St. Jospeh
Who took such good care of the baby Jesus and blessed mother Mary.
Be our protector to.
Guide us on the path that is safe and sure, all the way to heaven.
Kevin wipes down the trays…
I have to say my boys did well today. Up at 0615 and out the door by 0640 to bus tables for the Knights of Columbus (KofC) Pancake Breakfast at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church here in Alpharetta, Georgia. After a quick wake up call I found them highly motivated all morning, and they never stopped moving. They were great Blue Knights! I think the key motivator was all you can eat pancakes….Kalen (11 years old) served 0730 mass..and Kevin (7 years old) and I sat in the pews. Then it was right back to work.
A great thing about helping out the KofC is that these events are pretty well run for years. So putting a new body into the system at an entry point job, like the three of us busing tables, is easy as cake. If you attend enough times, I promise you’ll get promoted to kitchen duty. Money raised goes to charitable works in our local community, to disaster sites, local food anks, parish members in need of assistance, special family focused events, ultrasound devices for children and their mothers; and even abroad.
Working with my boys at an event like this, also gives me a chance to see them growing up. See Kalen blended right in, ready to be with the adults (and learn the skills needed to work with them). Kevin was a cute second grader, but totally focused on doing a good job with a smile. I kept hearing from my brother Knights about how well they were doing. No goofin off, just Both are better customer service people than their Dad. They each consumed and sold the hot chocolate at every opportunity. I was glad when they did not break the bank on refills.
Oh it was a wonderful time to be with my sons! Made a me a happy Dad!
P.S. This is why I love my style of photography…I get a chance to capture a moment when His Glory Shines through a person and makes the world a better place.
Kalen buses up the table before the big rush
My ever growing boys
Bigger than who?