Friday (St Hilda of Whitby)

  • Usual AM routine at home.
  • MP in the cathedral.
  • Liturgical and homiletical prep for the Diocesan Council Mass.
  • Quick conference with the Archdeacon on a couple of emerging matters.
  • Began work on refining my homily for this Sunday.
  • Presided and preached at the Diocesan Council Mass (keeping the lesser feast of St Hilda of Whitby).
  • Presided over the regular quarterly meeting of the Diocesan Council.
  • Conferred briefly with two of our clergy following the meeting.
  • Lunch from Taco Gringo, eaten at home.
  • Resumed work on Sunday’s sermon (to be delivered at St Michael’s, O’Fallon).
  • Spoke by phone with the Dean of Nashotah House for a bit.
  • Put this Sunday’s homily in the can and began cleaning of the text of next week’s (Advent Sunday in both Eucharistic Communities of Marion County Parish).
  • Signed the form consenting to the Diocese of Haiti electing a Bishop Suffragan.
  • Put the finishing touches on and sent along an article for the Covenant blog.
  • Conferred with Dean Hook over a handful of relatively minor matters.
  • Registered to attend the annual Mass of the Society of King Charles the Martyr in January in Philadelphia.
  • Prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
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