Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Three Days and Counting
Today is probably the last day that it will be relatively quiet (at least from a "ordination" standpoint). As usual, work is very busy, which always happens when you need to get away for a while.
But tomorrow it really begins to pick up. First, family will begin to arrive in the early afternoon. Soon thereafter, Karen and I will go to the Cathedral for the ordination practice. It will be surreal not to be getting briefed on the duties as an usher for the Mass (my job for the last few years) and actually getting ready for our own ordination. After practice, we head home to meet up with extended family for dinner.
Hopefully I will be able to get all of my work done at the office on Friday because the remainder of family and out of town friends begin to arrive Friday afternoon. We will be having a small gathering at the house for dinner but hopefully it will not go very late.
Saturday morning we are to be at the Cathedral by 8:30. The service begins at 10:30. From there it just gets busy: from the open house, the Mass of thanksgiving on Sunday morning, a parish reception and another Mass in the evening.
On Monday, I may need to go back into the office to finish off the last few bits of work.
On Tuesday, it is off to Israel where we will spend 10 days on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Needless to say, it is an exciting time in our lives. It is hard to think that it is finally here; that it is really happening.
So, thanks to all for reading this blog and I hope to get back to it after we return.
As an aside, I am thinking that I will need to change the name of the blog since I guess I will no longer be considered an "apprentice". If anybody has any ideas for a good name, just let me know.