Last night I did a presentation on the new translation at St. Emily's parish here in the Archdiocese of Chicago. They did a fine job craftnig the evening. Their contemporary ensemble prepared some new musical settings of the Mass and led the singing of those gathered. The first man to arrive told me that he was not "for" the new translation and said that he expected many Catholics to leave the Church over it. At the end of the presentation, he said that, after being a parishioner there for over thirty years, he knew that his parish would rise to the occasion and move through the implementation in a good way.
Speaking of rising to the occasion, on Friday I will be leaving for a five-day getaway to New Mexico. I have always wanted to see the annual Hot Air Balloon Fiesta there and plan to do so this coming weekend.
Lots to do before leaving, so allow me to make this a short post today.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.