Usual AM stuff. Fleshed out my homiletical message statement for Lent II (St Thomas’, Glen Carbon) into a developed sermon outline. Did some calendar maintenance in anticipation of making the transition from January to February. Took care of some straggler details pertaining to the SKCM Mass. Then, at 1115, headed northwest to a hotel near the airport for a gathering of the bishops of the Province V dioceses. We do this a couple of times a year. We talk about a range of stuff, but I can’t say much, since it’s a “what’s said here stays here” kind of arrangement. Had dinner with them at a nearby restaurant. Home around 8:15.