Monday greetings on this Martin Luther King Day.
I was not scheduled to be at the Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week this year. But we have had a personnel shift so I am stepping and going to Amarillo, Texas tomorrow through Sunday.
I have been attending Mass at Saint Clement Parish here in Chicago since returning to Chicago after the Christmas holiday. Saint Clement is ain the middle of a thriving neighborhood in the city and has a very small parking lot. Yesterday, upon arrival, I discovered that the parking lot was full, so I had to drive around several blocks to find on-street parking. I really do not like being late for anything, but yesterday I found myself entering the church building as the assembly was saying "amen" to the collect. There were no seats in the main body of the seating area, so I sat along the side wall, where there is a row of two seats inside a kind of ambulatory. At any rate, I had to take a photo to show you my "obstructed view" seat at Mass yesterday.
Well, folks, it is now Wednesday morning. I have been having some technical problems, either with a computer virus, or with the blogger program, so not able to download photos.
And I am in Amarillo for the SWLC. Woke up this morning to a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service. 6 to 10 inches of snow expected beginning this afternoon (right at the same time the conference is scheduled to begin) through tomorrow evening. I didn't even bring gloves! Last year at this conference, which was held in Beaumont, TX, we had a freak ice storm; ice covered the palm trees there, and everything else. No snow scrapers in the rental cars here. Should be an interesting few days.
I will keep you updated about the goings on here at the longest running liturgical conference in the United States.
Please pray for the safety of travelers.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.