April 9, 2017

Friends,

Spring has sprung! The Red Sox season is underway. Opening Day was this week at
“Friendly Fenway.” Like many of you, I feel very good about the Sox’ chances at another
World Series. My dream is to see the Sox vs the Cubs in the October encounter. I can’t even imagine the price of those tickets in the 2 oldest ballparks in the Major Leagues. I’ve been by Wrigley Field but never at a game. If our starting pitching stays healthy and our closer (s) can close, if our new designated hitter can step up to the plate, if the killer B’s can produce like they did last year, if our manager and coaching staff bring out the best in the players, if our infielders can turn the double play, if our catchers can complete their end of the strike ‘em out, throw ‘em outs, and if our fans turn in record-breaking numbers — then it’s in the bag.

It’s amazing that in Boston every single game of the 162 game season is a make or break game in our eyes. We have to lighten up – but we won’t. GO SOX!!!

I was thinking of some of the famous movie lines:

  • “You had me at hello” (Renee Zellweger, Jerry Maguire)
  • “Go ahead, make my day” (Clint Eastwood, Sudden Impact)
  • “I’ll be back” (Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator)
  • “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” (Al Pachino, The Godfather, Part II)
  • “If you build it, he will come” (unnamed voice, Field of Dreams)
  • “Houston, we have a problem” (Tom Hanks, Apollo Xlll)

And I bring these notes to a conclusion with some wonderful quotes:
     “If you want to touch the past, touch a rock.
      If you want to touch the present, touch a flower.
      If you want to touch the future, touch a life.”

     “It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take everything literally.”

     “I simply know it, the way I know there is an oak tree inside an acorn.”

     “Justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public.” Michael Eric Dyson

Let’s have a wonderful Spring and hope that the joy of this Holy Week and Easter celebrations will take root in our hearts and homes. This week is the most sacred of the Church year. Please join us for our Services. Invite your family, friends and neighbors. Remember: You are doing them a favor!

Enjoy Life!
Fr. Ron Coyne

 

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