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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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  • Mass this morning at 7 a.m. with 5 in attendance and receiving communion.
    • Snow overnight last night, only about an inch or three.
  • Worked this morning and finished the leaflets for Sunday. Waiting on organ music now before printing.
  • Lunch.
  • Updated website. Typed up Ash Wednesday sermon for website publication.
  • Evening Prayer and Benediction tonight at 6:15

Ash Wednesday, 2015

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  • Mass with Imposition of Ashes @ 7 a.m. (15 in attendance)
  • Brought ashes to our shut-ins throughout the day.  Made to:
    • Doris Countrman
    • Mildred McKee
    • Jane LeCount
    • Pat Olden
    • Ruth Baker
    • Marie Fisher
    • Gertrude Griffin
    • Caroline Langworthy
  • Helped on scene of an ambulance call for about 1/2 hour
  • Mass with Imposition of Ashes @ 5:00 p.m. at Christ Church Pottersville (10 in attendance)
  • Sung Mass with Imposition of Ashes @ 7 p.m. at HCW. (20 in attendance)
  • Bed at 9:30, quite tired.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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  • Got a later start than usual this morning.  No matter.  MP in the office.
  • Work on Sermon
  • Went to a help on the scene with the ambulance for a man fallen off the roof.
  • Saw one of Ruth B.’s aides at Stewarts when i went for coffee.  She’s still not feeling 100%.  Said she would probably cancel today.  I told her to tell R that I’ll be over at noon on Ash Wednesday.
  • Back here, working on Sermon and leaflets.
    • Leaflets for Sunday all set for printing except waiting on Organ music.
  • Printing the leaflets for the Funeral of Sarah Combs tomorrow at 10 a.m.
    • Stopped by the Funeral Home and talked with John & Dave. All set for tomorrow. They’re going to put out the Funeral Markers on the curb tonight so we have space in the morning.
  • Have to call Audrey W. to schedule a visit today.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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  • Today’s deanery was cancelled.  Still no mass today – have plans to make a few visits today to Linda M. and Marie Fisher.
    • Had good visits with both Linda and Marie.  Marie was alert, awake, and in good spirits.  Still unsure of Linda’s prognosis.  Will visit her again next Tuesday. Added Marie to the long list of Shut-ins to visit on Ash Wednesday.
  • CS Lewis class tonight – worked on the lectures for class this morning and just finished them up. For Book 4 chs. 2 & 3.  We’ll see if we make it through all of that!
  • Mike Dalaba was here working on the roof this morning. didn’t get to chat with him before he left. Will find out what’s going on.
    • We’ll need to be looking into insulating the Chapel Roof in the near future (after winter, though).  The water/ice build up is coming from snow melting off that roof.  For the rest of the winter we’ll just have to keep that roof clear of snow.
  • Funeral for Sarah Combs on Thursday at 10 a.m. Arrangements are all set.
    • Ordered Flowers from Church for the Altar.

Friday, February 6, 2015

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  • Going to try to get my sermon together today for Sunday.  In addition to our regular activities, its ‘Scout Sunday’ so we’ll have the scouts and scouters from Troop 100 doing the readings and leading the prayers of the people.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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  • Mass this morning at 7 a.m. for the Martyrs of Japan.
  • Out for a coffee and donut.  On way back saw there was mail in the box – thought i got yesterday’s mail –  my passport arrived! Excited to be all ready (tickets, passport) to go to Northern Ireland in March!
  • Worked this morning to finish up the mailing for the newsletter. Have been going through the mailing list and data base to try and match up everything and get the mailing list to be more complete.  Added several of our new folks.
  • Made visits/PHC/Pastoral Calls this afternoon to: Gertrude Griffin, Linda Moulton, and Caroline Langworthy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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  • Had inductions for the Society of Mary last evening. Inducted 5 members.  Plans to form a formalized chapter are underway. Our first Mass together will be on March 25 for the Annuciation.
  • Had to re-send the newsletter to the printer in PDF form this morning. They didn’t have the formatting settings right on the Pub. file i sent last week and only discovered that when I went down to pick them up yesterday afternoon.  They hope to have the new printings done by noon today.
  • Working on Calendar insert for newsletter. Found out they should be here early this afternoon.
  • Both Shut-ins cancelled today. Will call Ruth B next Wednesday.  Will call Audrey W. tomorrow to check calendar.  Her Neice, June M. had bypass surgery this week. Seems to have gone well but she is waiting a call.  Prayers requested for June’s recovery.
  • Re-Worked the Leaflets this morning for Scout Sunday. We’ll have scouts and scouters leading the readings and prayers of the people.
  • Attempting to find supply priest for March 15 when I’m away in Northern Ireland.
  • Ordered candles for shrine and altar. We were down to the last two.
  • Evening Prayer and Mass – Kept Cornelius the Centurion today- First gentile (i.e. Not Jewish) convert to the faith.
  • Got the leaflets folded, labeled and sealed ready to be sent out tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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  • Big Snow yesterday. Very Cold this morning.
  • Went out to shovel at 8 a.m. and found Bill B. already doing it.  It’s great to see people caring for their parish family!  Helped him finish up and then met with and talked for about an hour.
  • Working on the leaflets this morning. We’re at the point where we have a 3 year cycle saved on the computer. I have to make changes and adjustments, though, and am considering whether to revamp the old ones or just start fresh and make new ones.
  • Mass at Noon today.  Will keep St. Blaise and bless throats at the end of Mass.
  • Plan to do study work for the Sermon in the afternoon and then CS Lewis class this evening.

Friday, January 23, 2015

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  • Did some sermon work today.
  • Need to find my birth certificate so I can apply for my passport!
  • Worked on and finished up a newsletter and sent it off to the printer.  The cost to print 100 on 11×17 paper is less than $25.  I think this will be worth it for the several times a year i’d like to send it out.  Also relieves the wear and tear on the printer, which can’t do that paper size any how.
  • Mom is coming up for dinner tonight.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Feast of St. Vincent, Deacon & Martyr

  • Mass at 7 a.m. this morning.  5 in attendance. Glenna couldn’t make it.  Never realized that St. Vincent and St. Agnes were both martyred around the same year.  One for refusing to deny the faith, the other for speaking the faith.  We thank God for their example.  We need more like them in our world today.
  • Took a nap after mass. Then made some calls to order supplies from Michigan Church Supply (Altar Bread) and Jeff Toney (Toner, paper)
  • Had an early lunch with some EMS squad folks.
  • Spoke with John B. He’s home from the Hospital yesterday. I was to pick him up today, but he was let out early and his cousin was there. He states he’s doing well and even was out of the house running some errands. He says he a little slower paced than normal but able to function. He’ll be at church on Sunday playing the organ. I know that everyone will be happy to see him back!
  • Met with Mrs Countryman at 2 p.m. Had a great visit. She seems to be doing well.  99 and still sharp as a tack.  Talked a little about her nursing background.
  • Driving through town, saw Marcia G. out in her driveway. Stopped by for a quick chat.
  • Did some work on the leaflets – finished them to final draft, but waiting to see if we can get the ink in before trying to print them out.
  • Played around a little on the ham radio this evening. Put together a 2 meter 1/4 wave antenna.  Ran the antenna wire from the attic.  Made 2 contacts this evening. Planning on going to the Club meeting Monday evening at Uno’s in Queensbury.  Looking forward to meeting new folks and learning, too.