We survived the weekend. I survived the weekend. And we had a good time.
The preparations last week for the bishop's visit and consequent confirmations were more than a little taxing. The confirmation candidates at St. Andrew's (San Ignacio) were in order, but for a variety of reasons we had to take special care to examine the candidates at St. Hilda's (Georgeville). The churches were decked out in all kinds of splendorous decoration, and on Sunday the bishop's visit was met with tremendous attendance in both places.
It was terrific having Bishop Wright and his lovely wife spend Saturday evening and Sunday morning with us. Sunday afternoon after they left, Fr. Juan and Maria and I spent the afternoon hopping from one party to another, enjoying the company and enjoying the food. But I arrived home last night completely and utterly exhausted.
Preparation for the Behold the Lamb concert in Georgeville continues this week: we are on for 7 pm this Friday (we need your prayers!). Thursday and Friday will see Fr. Juan and me traveling to Burrell Boom (in the Belize district) for a diocesan clergy retreat, so this week is proving to be quite busy.
We also began offering Morning Prayer today as an Advent discipline at St. Andrew's, leading up to Christmas. Three congregants joined me at 7 am (despite the rain!) for a solid time with the Lord.
That's the gist, folks ... I'm going to get back to it here. Thank you so much for your prayers!