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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.



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December 24, 2006



God bless you, dd, for your dedicated service to your parish and for the Lord, despite heavy workloads and fatigue.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas, with peace and joy for your whole family.


We've just returned from midnight Mass, and two more will go to the morning Mass.

My hair has held the smell of sweet incense, and I hope that which He received on the night of His birth was even sweeter.

As we knelt, I thought suddenly of all the Catholic world kneeling at a midnight Mass, and that became another Thank You. We're truly connected, truly catholic, universal. Come to any Mass anywhere, and we will know it is Mass.

We see people who likely haven't been to Mass in a long time, perhaps only Easter and Christmas, and at first they are solemn-faced, but give them "Silent Night" and "Away in a Manger" and "Angels We Have Heard on High" and the relaxing is visible; they are home again. We are all at home again. In Him. We are family.

Thank you for all you do, DD, and for all you share. May your 12 days of Christmas be filled with peace and laughter and hot food and some very good beer.


Happy New Year, deacon dan!


Happy 2007, DD. :-)

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Deacon Dan, this post is truly touching. Anything having to do with Pope John Paul II touches my heart. I miss him so much. He was in the news practically every day here in Italy. He used to go skiing in a town about 45 minutes from where I live, which was only an hour from Rome. He would do those one-day outings often and it would make the news every time.
I truly hope 2007 will bring you and your family many good things, and that you will always feel the enthusiasm and joy of your mission.

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