Began preparing for the Eucharist I had promised to celebrate for tonight’s Youth Department lockin: identified the propers, printed out the readings, prepared for the Prayers of the People.
After tending to some relatively minor administrative details, headed out at 10:30 toward Decatur.
Met with Fr Swan in his office at St John’s. Then we went to lunch at Lock, Stock, & Barrell near the Millikin University campus. I’m doing the teaching component of the midweek Lenten programs this year, so this was an opportunity to sketch the broad strokes.
Returned to the office a little past 2pm and continued with my liturgical preparations: setting up the room (the Great Hall at the cathedral), thinking through some of the physical details of the liturgy, and roughing out a homily in my head.
Processed some emails as they arrived.
Brought to maturity a rough draft of the sermon that has been gestating for Epiphany II (to be given the 19th of this month at Christ Church, Springfield).
Friday Prayer: the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary.