• Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Prepared readings, Prayers of the People, and a homily (mentally) for the noon Mass in the cathedral chapel.
  • Responded to an email request from an 815 staff person designated as a liaison to the Diocese of Springfield to schedule a time for him to pay us a visit.
  • Responded by email to an ongoing exchange with one of our clergy over emerging developments in the parish he serves. (Good developments.)
  • Dealt with a raft of emerging details regarding the youth Canterbury pilgrimage.
  • Took a phone call from a priest, on both personal and parish issues, that turned out to be a substantive conversation.
  • Took a phone call from the rector of the parish I’m visiting this Sunday to nail down some of the details of the liturgy.
  • Presided and preached at the 12:15 Mass (ferial Wednesday in week of Epiphany V).
  • Lunch from La Bamba, eaten at home.
  • More pilgrimage detritus.
  • Walked (upper 20s felt balmy!) to Illinois National Bank to effect a wire transfer to Fr Nadeem im Pakistan. I had promised to help him with some of his travel expenses.
  • Hammered out a 700+ word article for the Pentecost issue of the Missioner, the award-winning quarterly magazine of Nashotah House.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
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