The Feast of Ignatius

The Ordinary Form of the Mass, at 8AM

During the Mass, I was amused to see one of our altar servers go into the sacristy, wash his face, and blow his nose in the hand towel (start about 3:59 in). Then he busted out a few moves and did his hair. My guess is that he didn’t realize we were live-streaming.

He came back and got back on track, though – one of those “I’m still waking up here, man!” kind of moments one occasionally goes through at the daily Mass. 🙏🏼

Blessed Feast day.

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Mass from St. Michael’s

I wanted to post this, though had not meant to live-stream it – which I did, to Facebook and YouTube. As a Priest once said to me – you can’t take yourself too seriously. It was a prayerful time, obviously, and a gift. The only perfect Mass is the heavenly liturgy.

The perils of live-streaming are easily avoided by not knowing you’re doing it.

Stay great and be beautiful.

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Laying Foundations

Coldfront

There’s a cold front coming through here out of the blue. I was feeling chilly, having chills, and fearing the worst when I noticed the weather was simply changing. I still don’t feel great. But – praise God for the glorious skies.

We had internet put into place both at St. Micheal and at St. Jane. (Gosh this place needs a ton of work.)

Some Parishes are prerecording their live streams – we’re not. We throw caution to the wind, hit “Record”, and pray!

Who’d have thought that instead of preparing for the Triduum and the many events in the last days of Lent which we’re certainly still doing – we’d be learning how to live-stream and communicate an abundance of information to you without seeing most of you at any point at all. Go figure!

This cold front though. So nice. So odd. So April.

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A Video.

Today’s message, a message on Faith.

Because this is a personal blog, I have to say, video production is a bit tedious. It’s simple, and it should be even more simple than it is, but for now, this will have to do. By the time I get the technicalities straight, as poor as they are, I’ve forgotten what I want to say.

But everything is staying in place, and it’s a matter of redoing it and getting a few things right here and there. Day after day, after day. Because now we have at least until April 30 – not that it’s a surprise.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Strive for holiness.

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A Wild Goose Chase

Could this possibly be any more horrible? It can only get better.

The Vlogging Chronicles

Why is this happening? It’s bad enough that things are terrible, but now we’re expected to be whizzes at live streaming, videoing, networking, teleconferencing, human resources, sanitation, public health, etc, out of the blue and on top of everything else we have to do, which isn’t unsubstantial.

Spiritually, it’s an amazing and incredible time. Everyone is trying to respond graciously.

Very educational. And I have to put together the bulletin tomorrow because they’re not printing them anymore. So I’d best call it a wrap.

I’m going to take a hot shower and steam open my sinuses. I want my voice back.