Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

This is our twelfth New Year in Panamá, and as has become our tradition, we will be at church when the New Year Arrives. The Afroantillano (West Indian) community believes strongly that one should let the New Year "catch you in Church" so we always have a bilingual Watchnight Service at Parroquia San Cristóbal. I try to plan things so that we say the post-communion prayer just as the fireworks erupt throughout the city, because no one will be able to hear anything after that! Then, once we have the church all closed-up, we'll head home and enjoy some snacks and drinks and watch a movie, and hope that Chompita will let us sleep in on New Year's Day, as no one in this neighborhood goes to sleep before 5:00 am on New Year's.

Happy New Year to all, and thank you for being a part of Padre Mickey's Dance Party.

1 comment:

Penelopepiscopal said...

Happy New Year, Padre, and thank you for hosting the Dance Party. Let the fun continue in 2011. I started off the year with some Marx Bros. Perhaps it will be a Marx Bros. kind of year. No, wait, that was last year...

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