Friday, September 8, 2017


Whether you’re evacuating because of a hurricane or you’re just leaving for vacation, you’ll want to know if the power went out while you were away for any substantial amount of time. Fill a cup with water, put it in the freezer until it’s solid, then pop a coin on top. Leave it in there, and when you get back, check.
I will leave my rectory and evacuate Richmond Hill Sunday afternoon only to go 20 miles north to downtown Savanna's Cathedral rectory which is suppose to evacuate too, but don't say anything.

However how will I know if the electricity goes out in the rectory spoiling the food in the frig?

Freeze a cup of water then place a quarter on top of the ice and leave in freezer. If electricity goes off, the quarter will sink as ice melts. If close to bottom of cup, throw all food away. Cool, no?

By the way, the Cathedral's 1pm EF Mass is canceled Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Bee here:

Fr. McD said, "...If electricity goes off, the quarter will sink as ice melts. If close to bottom of cup, throw all food away. Cool, no?

Very cool, Father. Very. Cool.

Please stay safe. May Our Lady of Good Help protect all those in the path of Katia, Irma and Jose.

God bless,

rcg said...

That is a cool idea!

I think you pulled the trigger on the Mass cancellation too early. I bet the wings a NMT 35 knots where you are on Sunday.

Daniel said...

Good luck, Father.

Matthew LaHood said...

Stay safe Father! God Bless!

George said...

The Nativity of the Mother of God

As we read in Scripture, God, having created man on the Sixth day, and having completed His Creation, rested on the Seventh day.
But there would eventually come an Eighth day, in which the light of the Eternal Sun would become incarnate and eventually rise in splendor on that Glorious morn of the New Day of Salvation.
Now, between the night and the coming of a new day is the twilight. The Blessed Virgin was that twilight of that glorious dawn from whom would come forth the Light of Christ. Just as the first light of dawn heralds the appearance of the sun from which it comes forth, so the Blessed Virgin was that first light of the Dawn of Redemption on that Eighth day from which the Son of God would spring forth.
So it is fitting that we honor the Blessed Virgin's nativity on the eight day of our present calendar which supersedes those calendars which came before it. It is fitting that we honor her nativity on the eight day, she who was chosen by God to be His Divinely ordained means to bring the Light of God to the Eighth day, the Day of our Salvation.

Holy Mary pray for us and all who are in harms way.