This really has been one busy weekend on a bunch of fronts. Thursday, I went to Miriam Hospital in Providence with nasty stomach pains. It was a few hours later that I found out that my gall bladder had to be removed. I went home that day, and called the surgeon's office Friday to set up my consent signing. As I went home Thursday, I called my pastor, Fr. Finelli, who had informed me that our new Bishop, the Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, will begin his duties as the Eighth Bishop of Providence on May 31, 2005.
Well, here I was thinking I could last till Tuesday, the day I was supposed to sign the consent forms for my gall bladder surgery, when I had a relapse Friday night. It was that night when it was decided by the doctors (and reluctantly agreed on by me) that it should come out right away. It was just as I was getting ready to be transported to the operating room when I had learned of the passing of our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II.
I'm finally home - as of noon today - resting up. This Friday we're having a Memorial Mass for Our Holy Father at 7 PM. By then I know I'll have my strength back. Pray for my speedy recovery. My prayers for all of you, and for Pope John Paul II, and Bishops Mulvee and Tobin.
+In His Divine Mercy,