Friday (St Vincent of Saragossa)
by Bishop Daniel
on January 22, 2016
- Usual weekday AM routine. Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
- Read, analyzed, and responded to an email from the cathedral Provost about the rota for weekday Masses. I’m usually good for Wednesdays … except when I’m not. Anyway, several Wednesdays between now and Holy Week are in my calendar.
- Arranged for a message to be sent to clergy (plus one lay person) in charge of Eucharistic Communities publicizing an upcoming conference on a subject that should be of interest to all in parish ministry.
- Performed a regularly-scheduled (quarterly) personal audit of the implementation of our diocesan mission strategy. There is a need to balance patience with proactivity. There are some bright spots, some signs of steady but slow progress, and some disappointments. We forge ahead.
- Scanned and otherwise disposed of the accumulated hard copy in my physical inbox. A necessary regular chore.
- Lunch from Hardee’s, eaten at home.
- Processed a short stack of emails.
- Tackled a project that has been long-deferred because it’s not all that urgent, and never will be. But it struck me as time to connect a pair of speakers to a tuner/amplifier, all of which I brought from home, where they are now redundant. It’s nice to now be able to listen to music on something of higher quality than my laptop’s audio system.
- Began revising my working notes from the Advent Quiet Day I gave in Providence, Rhode Island last month in order to put them in publishable (read: bloggable) form.
- Evening Prayer in the cathedral, in the midst of which I engaged in an Ignatian-style meditation on the day’s daily office gospel reading, the middle section of Our Lord’s encounter with the Samaritan woman in John’s gospel.
God bless you sir.