- Up and out in the usual weekday pattern; a busy Saturday was in the chute.
- Morning Prayer in the cathedral, along with making last-minute preparations for the Chrism Mass. Greeted clergy, spouses, and various others as they began to arrive on the scene.
- Banged the gavel on the February meeting of the Diocesan Council–delayed a month by snow a month ago–precisely at 10am. We got accomplished what needed to get accomplished in about 30 minutes.
- Presided at the Mass of Chrism, with the new cathedral Provost, Fr Keith Roderick doing a fine job as the preacher. It was a lovely liturgy.
- Joined clergy and spouses in the Great Hall for a delicious catered lunch. Surprised Fr Bill Malottke with the announcement that he is being made an honorary canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, in recognition of his long service to the diocese (he’s our senior living priest, having been ordained by Bishop Clough, my predecessor four times removed).
- Met with Fr Scanlon, wearing his hat as Ecumenical Officer.
- Made some phone calls pertaining to an important renewal event scheduled next month, planned by our Spiritual Vitality Team.
- Refined and printed a working script for my Palm Sunday homily (I’ll be at the cathedral).
- Finally got out of the office around 3:30. Collapsed in front of a pretty mindless action-adventure movie called Sahara. It wasn’t high art, but it was pretty much what I needed.