Happy Fourth . . . Um, Third

I had the early Masses this morning and then finished up my portion of the bulletin for July 17.  I am leaving that week for a private retreat at St. Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse in St. Meinrad, IN.  Don’t know where St. Meinrad is located?  It’s twenty minutes away from Santa Claus, IN.  Does that help?

For many people, the next couple of days will be fireworks central.  They will be enjoying setting fireworks off and the hospitals will be busy treating people who were not cautious and who will injure themselves, some seriously.  If you are going to celebrate the holiday with fireworks, PLEASE be careful!

I’m dreading trying to sleep tonight because the fireworks will be going like crazy.  Probably well past midnight.  I hate this time of the year and I know a lot of other people do as well.  Just ask this guy: