Sunday, February 26, 2012

First Sunday in Lent

  • Arrived at Trinity Chapel, Alton in time to get the lay of the land prior to the regular 8:15am liturgy. Good turnout of 35, which made the place seem nicely full. I have now completed a circuit, having celebrated Mass in every church or chapel of the diocese that has a regular congregation.
  • Principal liturgy of the parish down the hill at St Paul's, 10:30. Confirmed six and received three. Very warmly received. Excited about returning there the next five Wednesdays to give the Lenten teaching series.
  • Chilled out for about 90 minutes at the beautifully-appointed tri-level condo that is home to Fr David Boase, the rector of Alton. Then we headed to Lewis & Clark Community College for a 3pm concert by the Alton Symphony Orchestra (Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in B-flat and the Dvorak 8th Symphony), at which we encountered several parishioners and I was introduced to several "movers and shakers" in the Alton arts scene.
  • Home around 7:30, having stopped for dinner at Brenda's favorite (Ruby Tuesday) in Litchfield.

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