Today was Thursday of the Octave of Easter. Each daily Mass between Easter Sunday and this coming Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday) is celebrated with the solemnity of Easter Sunday (“Gloria,” fancy chanted “Dismissal,” and all!)
Students from St. Brendan School, N. Olmsted, sent me cards for my birthday last month! Special thanks to their principal for sending them my way.
And speaking of birthdays, Pope Emeritus (Latin, for “former holder of office”) Benedict XVI celebrates his 93rd birthday today! He was baptized the very day he was born, which happened to be Holy Saturday in 1927.
As a German, Benedict might enjoy a good beer today, but in honor of his birthday, I walk us through the 3 easy steps to enjoy an Aperol Spritz, an Italian favorite. Maybe your new favorite quarantine drink, too…
Please enjoy responsibly!