“So do you have big plans for the day?” the young young woman queried.

I was buying a cup of coffee at Starbucks. The barista was perky and engaging.

I quickly thought about my day. “Let’s see, I just finished my conference call. What else is going on?”

And then I remembered.

I looked at the young woman and told her I will be attending Mass tonight to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church.

She wasn’t quite sure how to handle that one. She didn’t respond and changed the subject back to the task at hand: “Do you need room for cream?”

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