Today was a “regular” kind of Saturday. At least, at first. I went over to the office in the morning and did some preliminary work on next Sunday’s Pastor’s Page for the bulletin. I also set things up for the evening Mass.
Fr. Declan and I went to lunch with Fr. Ted Mauch around 11:15 a.m. Fr. Ted had an afternoon wedding, so we ate a little early.
When we got back to the parish, I had afternoon confessions and the evening Mass. After Mass, I was scheduled to go to our festival party. Every year, a month or so after the festival, we gather for dinner to celebrate a season accomplished.
Instead of the festival, I had to come back to the rectory and return a couple of phone calls for “diocesan stuff”. This “second job” that I have has a lot of unpredictability to it. I’m beginning to see more and more the headaches that bishops get from certain situations. When we finally get a new bishop, I could write a book about the things that I have had to deal with. Well, I would write a book — if I could talk about the things. But I can’t. So I won’t.
Ah, me. Maybe I’ll just go to bed. I have the early two Masses tomorrow.