After returning to the rectory after my morning classes at the high school I took a quick look on the front porch for my package. To my surprise it was not there.
So I went to my office and logged on to www.dhl.com to check the status of said package. I was told that it was delivered at 11:27 a.m., which I thought odd as it was 12:31 p.m. at the time.
I then went up front to the parish secretary who had no package for me. Now, being very confused and a bit worried, I returned to the rectory determined that I must simply have missed it, or maybe the pastor brought it inside.
Still not finding it I returned to the office and was told that the secretary at the grade school had just called: my package was with her. I'm not sure why it was delivered there, but I'm glad it was found.
Dropping everything I crossed the street and retrieved my delivery.
I am happy to say that the surplice meets my liking very much as do the albs, though I'm afraid the albs may be just a bit too long. However, the last alb I purchased from Rome somehow shrunk at the drycleaners and I'm not the only one with this experience. I fully expect these albs to shrink as well.
As each of the items had rather a lot of wrinkles, I promptly took them to the drycleaners and will collect them on Wednesday. Pictures of wrinkled vestments do a disservice to beautiful liturgical pieces. Until then, you'll just have to wait for pictures :)
Bishop Lucas will be here on Thursday for Confirmation; my surplice arrived just in time to wear as the Master of Ceremonies.