I had reported that things here at Mater Ecclesiae are rather chaotic right now.
The pastor, Fr. Pasley, had throat surgery – which I why I am here – and he cannot talk very much.
He came home on Sunday night to find that the snow had caved in part of the roof of the rectory.
I have a broken toe, and thus cannot genuflect, but at least I can talk.
Then we had a flat tire on the way to supper the night I got here.
All the furnaces for church and rectory went out at the same time.
Then the secretary today had a flat this morning.
But… the broadband connection started dying a few days ago, even before I got here. Over the last few days the connection has been either dreadful or nothing. This morning, just nothing – not even dreadful.
I got the problem narrowed down to the Comcast cable modem. So today we went to Comcast to swap the modem.
Back at home, I got it up and running with really good speed!
However, I can only get through with this one laptop. I can’t get the data through to the router for the net work. Therefore, I am sitting on the floor in the hallway with a short CAT5 hooked up to the cable modem.
I ask you please to say some prayers to lift whatever malocchio is focused on this place right now.
UPDATE 2248 GMT :
We have restored fast internet and the network and wifi are working perfectly.
Fr. P got his new tire for less than he thought it would cost.
I have spaghetti al seminario on the stove in a large quantity.
The time for the blognic is getting arranged.
A priest friend whose parish includes D’Alessandro’s called.
Brick by brick.