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Bring in 2011!

Tonight is the party of all parties, not only among families and friends but also, in major places across the country, (partygoers bundle-up) the most popular and crowded being Times Square and Vegas’ Strip, usually done by staging a live concert, techno music is a must, upbeat and danceable to keep the crowd going and waiting for the countdown, and watch a specular display of fireworks. Yet, with the bad weather condition and lack of budget, many will probably forego and instead, stay warm in fireplaces, much better choice, but who knows, backyard works, should folks manage this freezing temperature, currently mid 20’s in my neighborhood.

Police are on high alert, mind you, especially in Coolidge. Driving back to my place after the 5:30pm Mass, liquor stores were crowded, presumably, alcohol selling like hot cakes. Dude, they won’t run out. Take it easy ‘coz to get drunk and drive is a stupid to do. I just hope and pray, it doesn’t get out of hand ‘coz it’s not worth paying $5K for a DUI. If they do under the influence of the Holy Spirit, that’s fine with me. It’s possible if we have a midnight Mass. But, too bad, we don’t. Maybe, next year.

I am no exception, though. In a bit, I’m going to a party, too, to grace the occasion with my presence, a New Year’s Eve fund raising project sponsored by the La Guadalupanas. As a parish priest, my job isn’t only to administer the sacraments, stay in the office for a good number of hours and show up in meetings but to be a glorified fund raiser, as well. It’s not a precise word but guess, it gets the message across.

May God bless you and keep you. Amen.

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A Filipino Catholic Priest, born and raised in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines, ordained for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, eleven years in ministry and counting, Pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Marana, AZ.

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