13 April 2007

The arrival

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.


  1. Anonymous3:47 PM

    That's fantastic! :)

  2. Good timing. I'm sure the bishop will be impressed and we'll all be looking forward to pictures.

  3. The eagle has landed. I repeat, the eagle has landed. More importantly, the package has landed.

    Looking forward to seeing your new "threads."

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Anonymous9:08 PM

    If the albs are still too long, I'll bet Betty Boos can take them up for you.

  5. I'll bet your right, my anonymous friend.