Wednesday (O Sapientia)
by Bishop Daniel
on December 17, 2014
- While still at home, I plotted out the tasks involved in preparing for my now-arranged Lenten teaching series at St Michael’s, O’Fallon.
- Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
- Prepared for the midday Mass.
- Initiated telephone tag with another Nashotah House trustee regarding an issue of follow-through that we need to attend to. I successfully connected with him later in the day, and we have the situation in hand.
- Made a substantive email reply to a diocesan lay leader on a programmatic concern. We spoke by phone later in the day.
- Took a brisk walk down to South Grand Avenue and back.
- Responded via email to a priest regarding an administrative concern.
- Rolled up my homiletical sleeves and got to work fleshing out the broad strokes of an ordination sermon for Cameron Nations on January 2.
- Presided and preached the Eucharist for the ferial Wednesday in the third week of Advent.
- Lunch at home.
- Finished what I had earlier begun with the ordination sermon, ending up with an outline that leans in the direction of a rough draft.
- Made air travel arrangements for a short trip to the Pittsburgh area in February, where I will give the Ash Wednesday quiet day at Trinity School for Ministry.
- Took another hard walk, this time up to Madison Street and back.
- Edited, formatted, and posted a substantial amount of new material to the diocesan website concerning the history of the diocese: from the tenure of Bishop Seymour, beginning in 1877, up into that of Bishop Hillestad in the mid-1970s.
- Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
- Drove down to South Grand for a bite of dinner. After learning that Subway was out of meatballs, I settled for a McRib.
- Attended and participated in a 2+ hour meeting of the cathedral chapter.