I mentioned to my boss I was considering going to the welcome Mass for Seattle’s new archbishop. Next thing I got a call asking if I would like to represent the deanery in the entrance procession.
My wife said, “I guess you’re committed to go.”
I noticed the homily of the new archbishop whispered here. I thought it was good. He referenced the loss of confidence in bishops. He preached on Jesus’ threefold query of Peter, post-Resurrection. The man is a blogger, too, as you can tell from the graphic, right.
I set a personal record for most bishops I’ve seen live at one location, 17. Even a cardinal, though he remained in clerical red, not concelebratory garb.
I commented to my boss, a once-and-present liturgist at my parish, it was nice to celebrate a Mass and not worry about the music, the servers, the clergy, etc.. It was a very worry-free liturgy. Good music. Well-coordinated ministries. I had only been to the cathedral for daily Mass, so this was my first celebration all-out, in several years.