Parents’ Weekend

The archdiocese directs us to count worshipers at weekend Masses this month. Thanks to Iowa State’s designation of Parents’ Weekend and Homecoming, we occasionally report slightly over 100% attendance compared to our parishioner base. Looks like another 100+ percent year. 10:30 Mass this morning was crammed. Nearly a thousand people came to worship at that one liturgy. Bigger than Christmas or Easter.

It was a busy weekend for me, as I’ve been tasked with putting together a cd recording for our Whole Parish Catechesis later this month. The topic is Mary, and I got a few nice takes yesterday of Caccini’s Ave Maria and my metrical text of the Magnificat with Katherine, a grad student and very fine singer. I have another friend who loves plainchant and I’m hoping to talk him into singing a few Marian antiphons.

Today was a full day of playing: two Masses, plus a fundraising gig with a praise band I play with. We have out of town company tomorrow, so I’m hoping to return to posting on OCF Tuesday.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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