February: After a lifetime of hoping and waiting the New Orleans Saints, led by Drew Brees and inspired by an onside kick and an improbable interception, won the Super Bowl and became World Champions. They beat the Colts and set off the most incredible celebration in New Orleans and across Louisiana.
May: Our son, James R Talbot married the love of his life Sara and the rest is history. Happily ever after and two great grandkids for us, Calvin and Katelyn.
October: I witnessed the vows at my first wedding; Lyndsey and Barry. For them too it's Happily ever after.
January: The abitadeacon is transferred from St. Jane de Chantal parish to Most Holy Trinity.
July: I was asked to be one of the three presenters at the initial retreat of a new deacon formation class.
October: The death of the iconic Archbishop of New Orleans, Philip M Hannan.
September: With the arrival of Calvin Tyler Talbot, I became "Pops"; grandchild #1.
March: Pope Francis elected Pope after the resignation of Pope Benedict in February.
November: We commemorated the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F Kennedy.
February: The deacon community mourned the death of one of our candidates wives who passed away much to young.
July: Remember the ice bucket challenge.
June: The abitadeacon is moving again, this time back to St. Jane de Chantal from Most Holy Trinity.
July: Our 2nd grandchild is born; welcome Katelyn Taylor Talbot!
November: A review of the newly added weekend retreats to our prison ministry at Rayburn Correctional Center.
January: The new church at Most Holy Trinity is consecrated and I was part of the beautiful Mass and parish celebration.
April: The wedding of the century: my daughter Elizabeth marries Mark Moroney and dad got to preach at their wedding!
November: There was this election thing and an unexpected outcome resulting in a President Trump.
August: Fete-Dieu du Teche
March: Grandbaby #3 is here; Brennan Leigh Moroney, and she lives here!
November: The death of Wendy's mom. RIP Lynn Holden.
January: The deacon and wife take their first cruise ever.
September: A motu proprio institutes a Sunday devoted to the Word of God(coming in early 2020).
November: The long anticipated and much needed knee surgery is cancelled.
So much more so come visit the abitadeacon.blogspot.com and take a look; I blog everyday; homilies, prayers, reflections, saints, church news, Saints, LSU, not to mention all the weddings, baptisms and funerals, the visits to Rayburn and the all the Bible Studies and so much more.