The day began with a Solemn Mass for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost. I got to be a deacon for the Mass, which is rather rare for me. It was sacred fun. I don’t believe there are any photos.
Later in the afternoon we sang Vespers and had Benediction. It is a wonderful way to sanctify your Sunday. Major churches and all Cathedrals should have Vespers on Sundays. Isn’t there an Instruction from the CDW that says that? Musicam sacram? I wonder why it is almost never implemented.
Look what I saw in the sacristy!
After that, I cooked supper for about 10 young priests and seminarians. It was a great time. There were quite a few photos, as it turns out, but here are two which will give you a hint about the evening.
I am encouraged by my meetings with these men. They are impressive. Pray for vocations! Pray for more vocations to the priesthood. Pray for seminarians. Pray for the newly ordained (especially that they survive the the pastors of their first assignments).