Today I look out my window and see THIS:
That is why I've not been blogging. It is not good to get sand in your computer.
Anyway, I got back just in time for my day away from the parish. (See how that works?) But it was still a busy day around the office. It was Theology on Tap Akron Day and Mother Theodora was coming to speak. So before hand (they were coming all this way after all) I decided to have the nuns from Christ the Bridegroom Monastery over for dinner along with some priests and seminarians. It began with the social hour:
Then we moved in to the dinning room where Marcy and her outstanding crew made us a delightful dinner. Terri even made cookies with the parish seal on them - and she made the table cloth - and the arranged the flowers. It was awesome because if I had taken care of it, we would have ordered pizza.
Below is Mother Gabriella practicing a song a tap number that she was about to perform.
Okay, I was COMPLETELY kidding about that.
Here is most of the gang that was here yesterday.
Then we moved on over to the church where they sang Byzantine Vespers for us. The parish and community was invited to join us. It was beautiful.
There were a lot of priests and seminarians there. Thanks for coming out guys.
I hope you are able to join next time on March 8th when Fr. Marty Miller will be speaking. Also, on February 20th, I will be speaking at Theology on the Rocks at D'Agnese's on White Pond for those of you who are adults but not necessarily with the adjective "young" before it.
Thank you to Eric Eirmann, Rocco, our MC, and everybody who helped make it a great night.
Thanks also to Visitation Parish for sponsoring the evening.
Thanks to St. Joseph Parish, Cuyahoga Falls for letting us borrow their sound system.
ToT Akron is a ministry of St. Sebastian Parish. If you are interested in sponsoring a night, please contact me!