Monday, February 23, 2015

Parish Mission and Too Much Snow to Elect

Monday greetings from the cold, cold, cold City of Chicago.

The Lenten Mission at Our Lady, Mother of the Church began with me offering reflections at each of the weekend Masses. When I arrived at the parish on Saturday afternoon, I was greeted with this sign:

It was a wonderful Lenten weekend and we began the mission sessions last night, with a focus on Baptism. Tonight we turn to focusing on the Eucharist. This is an ethnically mixed community. On the Fridays during Lent, Stations of the Cross are celebrated in Polish after the morning Mass, in English at 7:00 P.M. and in Italian at 8:30 P.M.

I was reading all about the various Rites of Election around the country on Facebook all weekend, then came across this sad announcement, namely that the Rite of Election was cancelled in Boston due to barely passable roads around the Cathedral of the Holy Cross due to the massive amounts of snow in the city.

Very busy day and week for me here. Hope your Lent is off to a good start.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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