Monday, December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas to you and yours :-)
I know, I know, I dropped off the radar screen for a bit, but Christmas is definitely not a quiet time for me. It is very long and very tiring. That's what you get for working in a church, take the build-up to Christmas, multiply it by 10 and there you have what happens to me every year. That's why I always get all my Christmas shopping done by November. If I don't, it won't get done.
Anyhow, I did want to drop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
I'll be off to work for the last time for two weeks in a bit, tonight is going to be a very busy night for us, we are going to handling five masses in the span of six hours, each one lasting about an hour and half and three of them will be attended by close to two thousand people. That's a lot of crowd control, but at least I'll be working upstairs in the Basilica and will be treated to hearing our boys' choir sing mass twice in a row. They sing beautiful traditional Christmas songs (no Jingle Bell Rock or Frosty the Snowman this evening, thank Heavens!), including the Minuit Chrétien (Oh Holy Night). I've included a video of boys' choir performing this French Canadian favorite in 2009 below.
On that note, Merry Christmas once again and I truly hope that you enjoy this moment with your family and friends :-)