Wednesday greetings from Chicago, where it is sunny, cool, and very dry.
Thanks so much to my friend Catherine, who helped us all with yesterday's comment regarding posture as related in the Canadian GIRM.
Speaking of Canada, I was so looking forward to seeing the brand new cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan over the weekend. It was dedicated on Sunday, May 13. There was a funeral of my good friend, Msgr. Michael Koch (who was a founder of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, as well as a pioneer and prophet with regard to the implementation of the RCIA in Western Canada), scheduled early that first week at the cathedral. Unfortunately, one of the stained glass panels came crashing to the cathedral floor the day after the dedication and the cathedral has been closed since. Monsignor Mike's funeral had to be relocated to Holy Spirit Church in Saskatoon.
At any rate, I had waited for years to see this new cathedral, mostly because of my love for the people of the Diocese of Saskatoon. Unfortunately, I had to settle for the view from the parking lot. Here is one photo I took, at around dusk:
The book is splendid; I need to spend much more time with it.
Here is another shot of the exterior. If you look closely enough, you can see the plywood in five places on the tower (just above the street light), where apparently exists the trouble with the glass panels. The crane was in place to assist with the repairs.
So, I will have to delay a tour of the interior to a future time.
If you are ever in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, be sure to visit Canada's newest cathedral.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.