Friday, March 30, 2012


  • Task planning at home, Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Processed about a dozen pending emails--some by creating a task, some by responding to on the spot, some by both. It requires some degree of wisdom--more than I have, I fear at times--to strike the right balance between availability, in the form of prompt response to emails, and a healthy boundary against being tyrannized by the urgent.
  • Got my Easter homily to the point where it can be profitably and efficiently refined next week.
  • Began working on my greetings to clergy and spouses who have birthdays and anniversaries in April.
  • Lunch from La Bamba, eaten at home.
  • Talked by phone for about 30 minutes with a potential candidate for one of our vacant cures. 
  • Met with the Dean. Verger, Organist, Choir Director, and Office Manager of the cathedral to review liturgical plans for Holy Week and Easter. This took about 90 minutes.
  • Met for a bit with the Dean on some other issues.
  • Finished the cards for April milestone events, while listening to Elgar's musical setting of John Henry Newman's long mystical poem, A Dream of Gerontius.
  • Evening Prayer to the cathedral.
  • Journeyed up to Lincoln in the evening for a teaching event sponsored by the Northern and Northwest deaneries, featuring Fr Ralph McMichael, Executive Director of the Center for the Eucharist.

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