Thursday, January 08, 2009

Got Death?

It seems that, since January arrived, we've had funeral after funeral (sometimes two a day).  For some reason, the time immediately after Christmas seems to be the time when a disproportionate amount of people die.  I suppose, for Catholics, the hope and optimism that Christmas brings might be enough to get those facing death to deliberately will to "hold it off".  Others, maybe, don't want to die around Christmas, so their families won't associate Christmas with their passing.

Any other parish Priests facing the same situation?

1 comment:

J. Craney said...

I am not a priest, but I schedule the altar servers for our parish. this is always the busiest time of the year for funerals. this year we have had 6 funerals already since Christmas.