It began early this morning with the draining of two vials of blood at Med Express for bloodwork for an upcoming doctor's appointment.
Then off to the funeral of the father of friends of mine, a beautiful but emotionally draining experience.
Then to visit with my sister, Janie, who allowed me to take her to lunch and then shopping. After purchasing a new stove for the family home and making arrangements for new flooring in the kitchen, we were off to "trade in" our cell phones (hers died and both were due for updating). She now possesses a phone much better than she had, I now have an i-phone 4 as well as a Samsung Galaxy Touchscreen Tablet. Needless to say the checkbook was drained as well. Thank God we had a friend guiding us in our purchases.
Then, exhausted, we went to dinner before I returned home. Janie paid for dinner [with a gift card I gave her earlier!]. The hour drive home brings me to this moment. As you can see, it was a "draining" day.
But to an important acknowledgement ... on this day, June 30th, 1970, Anthony Gerard Bosco, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, was ordained a bishop at Saint Paul Cathedral. He served many years as Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh and then as the Third Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg for over seventeen years. He is now retired and living in Greensburg with his puppy. He is still active in many things.
Forty one years as a bishop is a remarkable milestone. I would ask for your loving prayers for Bishop Bosco as we wish him well and good health. Ad Multos Annos! (Many Years!)