I hope that all of you are having a wonderful Christmas right now. That’s right, we still are in the midst of Christmas and so make sure to keep those Christmas trees up and continue to say Merry Christmas. The Octave of Christmas starts on Christmas and goes until the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. However, the season of Christmas does not end until the Monday after the Baptism of the Lord, which this year means that it ends on January 9th. As many of you know I love to celebrate the feast days that we have as a Church, and it’s great that the Octave goes for 8 days, which means 8 days of celebration. So, make sure to celebrate in some way or sort, while giving praise to God.
One of the ways that I love to celebrate is by ice fishing, and here are some of the pictures of the great celebration. I am with a seminarian friend of mine (Ben Hadrich), who will hopefully be ordained a deacon this year for the diocese of Duluth, so please keep him in your prayers.