Thanks hoops. Beat me to it as I was about to start a thread. Made me realize one of the many ways we miss Fr. K on the board as he was always quick to remind us about special and significant feast days of our faith.
Lift High the Cross!
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2017 7:34:07 GMT -5 by CHC8485
Almost coincidentally, I went to a Mass this morning that we had said for the one year anniversary of the passing of one of my brothers-in-law in Peru. Was at his funeral in Miraflores, Peru on the 16th.
Anyway, showed my wife the Mass booklet showing it was the "Exaltation of the Holy Cross" and she said "my brother didn't go to Holy Cross!" and which I responded "but I did."
Our pastor's (a monsignor - they don't make them anymore as my understanding is that Pope Francis doesn't believe in such ceremonial trappings and he is also not too wild about deacons which he sees as not quite priests and not quite laymen) homily talked about for the early Christians, it was an embarrassment that Christ died like a common criminal but later became the universal symbol for followers of Christ. His point was that the Cross should be something that we give thought to and while he wasn't against diamond, gold, etc. cross "pendants," they should be worn with meaning, not just decorations.
After Mass, I was chatting with a guy I know who graduated from PC and the Mass lector who knows of my great pride in HC. He comes over and says "nice that they had the Mass for Holy Cross for you." I tell him as I pull one of my two crosses that I wear "I decided not to show these to the monsignor." He then says "I'm going back in there to tell him." (He didn't).
So, exceptionally long story to tell you that we should all celebrate this feast day and the deep meaning of Holy Cross.