Life & Liberty




* * * February 14: Ash Wednesday and Saint Valentine's Day * * * February 18: First Sunday of Lent * * * February 19: Presidents Day * * * February 22: The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle * * * February 25: Second Sunday of Lent * * * March 2: First Friday of the Month of March * * * March 3: First Saturday Devotion * * * March 4: Third Sunday of Lent * * * March 11: Fourth Sunday of Lent * * * March 17: Saint Patrick * * * March 18: Fifth Sunday of Lent * * * March 19: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary * * * March 25: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord * * * March 29: Thursday of Holy Week (Holy Thursday) * * * March 30: Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) * * * March 31: Holy Saturday * * *April 1: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord * * *

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 14, 2016: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * June is delightfully Dad's Day!

Letter to the Editor,

Delightfully Dad’s Day!

It’s 2:00 p.m. and the Cristiano family has punctually arrived at Holy Family Church for Maria and Mario’s wedding scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
The wedding party has been instructed to wait in the Parish Hall and the entire Cristiano family congregates there to await their cue to proceed into the church entrance.
Junior is taking pictures.
Everyone looks picture perfect all dressed up.
Junior walks over to where Dad is standing and then suddenly blurts out, “What was yours and Mom’s wedding like?”
Dad is momentarily jolted by the question and then a great big smile forms on his face.
“All that day I kept telling myself, ‘I can’t be late, I can’t be late.’ Your mom would kill me if I was late. I kept checking the time all day. I didn’t want to leave the house in case something went wrong while I was out. My best man was going to come by and pick me up to go to the church at 2:00 pm. It was 2:00 pm and he didn’t show up. I called him and he didn’t answer. I got in my car and drove to church. I looked at my watch and it was 2:30 pm but the church parking lot was empty and I couldn’t figure out what had happened. I walked to the church and it was empty except for a few people praying. The church wasn’t decorated. I thought maybe my watch was wrong, was I too early or was I too late. My heart sank if I was late and everyone went home because I didn’t show up. Oh no, your poor mother, I thought, she’s never going to forgive me, she hates me. I rushed out and drove as fast as I could to your mother’s house. Your Tío Ricardo answered the door dressed in jeans and a T-shirt. ‘What about the wedding?’ I anxiously inquired.  ‘It’s tomorrow,’ he broke out laughing as I stood there in my rented tuxedo.
‘Junior, that’s what I’ll always remember; the wedding the next day was just a great big blur to me, but don’t tell your mother that.’”
Man to man, Junior says, “Don’t worry Dad; your secret is safe with me.”
June is Father’s Day and the traditional month of weddings.

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.