I don’t have a lot of time to put together my itinerary for London et alibi, but… you WDTPRSers have made it possible, and I am very grateful.
Thanks to all of you who made donations to the trip fund I will be able to participate at Blackfen for the 25th Jubilee of Fr. Tim Finigan’s ordination.
On Thursday morning I will celebrate Holy Mass for the intention of the benefactors who contributed to this project. It is my honor and duty to do so.
I will be staying mostly with my friend Fr. Chris Baden at St. Bede’s in Clapham Park.
It is time to think about a London blognic.
Can you Londoners and those in the area make suggestions?
For the last London blognic we met at the Buckingham Arms on a Tuesday late afternoon. It was well attended… and a great time!
Saturday 18 July is not out of the question. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be in the evening, since that is bad for priests.
Anyway, I put this on the table. I am putting my plans together for the days before The Event on the 28th.
Again, your donations were the only way I was able to do this in the first place.
Also, I am open to smaller, on the fly, meetings. For example, the last time I was there, on a couple afternoons, I stopped at a pub at Seven Dials where my iPhone could connect to the internet. I had a pint and uploaded some photos and entries. Things like that can be done with some creativity! I could post my UK cellphone number when I get there and get it is once again "charged up" with pounds.
UPDATE 2302 GMT:
His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, chimed in:
Can I suggest Friday evening 24th July at about 6pm somewhere in central London so that people who are working in London can make it fairly easily.
And… I add… we may have a surprise event at the blognic!