For the confirmation ceremony last night. I know what you were thinking, get your mind out of the gutter people. :-)
We attended my nephew's confirmation into the Catholic Church last night. I'm not Catholic, but went through a similar process in the Lutheran Church. Honestly at the time, I was just going through the process for my parents. It was not something I wanted to do. Overall, I am glad I did it - I learned alot of history about the Church and what the Lutheran religion was all about. I have since become a non-practicing Lutheran and have moved on to a non-denominational Church.
I have to admit that this Catholic Church was much different than the one I visited when I spent weeks at a time with my Grandmother. There was music. With a band. Fun music! The Bishop and Priest we actually charismatic and fun. They managed to get in some jokes during the mass. I was pleasantly suprised. Perhaps if the Priests and Pastors of the churches I attended growing up were like this, I would not have stopped going to church all through college and then changed to a completely different religion as an adult. Don't get me wrong, I know Church is not supposed to be one big 'ol party. But, the sullen, somber services I attended throughout my childhood and teen years did nothing for me. Anyway, it was nice to see 70+ teenagers excited to be at church and excited about religion.
Now, if I could just contain my 2-year old during church! She did great, but is not used to 2 hours of church in one sitting.
What does this have to do with running?
Absolutely nothing. I will be at the park this afternoon for 3 miles of fun and will be able to get back to some blogging about running.