Parish life

Parish life has been very good thus far. :-) It’s been reasonably busy this week… wedding planning, a funeral, a youth camp mass, and general parish stuff to do. It can involve a fair bit of switching between happy stuff and sad stuff and everything in between. And it’s a privilege to be able to be involved with it all.

Also, I’ve just upgraded to the latest version of WordPress (2.2.2). If you encounter any problems, please let me know –

Whoa – an update!

It’s been too long (once again). April was a craaazy month. Besides writing dozens and dozens of pages for papers and final exams, we celebrated the Triduum in the seminary. That was a very good – fun – and busy time. I was also called upon to sing that short little piece known as the Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) at the Easter Vigil.

Then I was headlong into finals, all the while playing some hockey. We actually won our first playoff game (against the top team in the division) but now we trail in the best-of-five series 2 games to 1.

Most recently, I was in Saskatoon to attend the first annual Bishop’s Banquet and to help out in a couple of parishes. Unfortunately, I ended up catching a cold at some point and was forced to miss the installation of the Most Rev. Richard Smith as Archbishop of Edmonton last night. :-(

I just updated WordPress to the latest version – if you notice any problems, please let me know!

Notice: site maintenance

I received a notice from my web host today about a datacenter move they will be undertaking soon which will affect this web site.

I’m not sure if it will also affect the domain for email or not, however. My MX is set to, so hopefully that will still function. Can anyone enlighten me on this?

In any case, the downtime is scheduled for 23:00 (Mountain Time), Saturday, March 3, and will go until 07:00 on Sunday, March 4.

Some of the answers were kinda funny :-)

You know the Bible 100%!


Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses – you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
Create MySpace Quizzes

e.g.: “In Jesus’ parable, who stopped to help a man in need?

  • Donald Trump
  • Donald Duck
  • Don Knotts
  • a Samaritan”
  • :-)

    Ooh – also, I updated to include the Exiit Qui Seminat (newsletter), some photos, and the Ave Maria recording from Convocation.


    It’s amazing how time flies. Oct. 20 (previous post) doesn’t seem all that long ago.

    Since then… life has been busy, as per usual:

  • I’m currently fighting off something or other that’s kept me largely out of commission the past couple of days (flu? dunno. < fun, anyway).
  • I’ve also been busy writing papers (again, what else is new? :-) ). My current paper is examining issues to do with tube feeding. Interesting stuff…
  • The Riders lost in the Western Final to the B.C. lions (I will refrain here from making an obvious dig about the Eskimos). Riders 2007!! Wooooooooooo!!!
    Hey, what can I say? Hope springs eternal in Saskatchewan.
  • Andy and Jane have their new wedding site up. I’m very much looking forward to the wedding on June 30, 2007!
  • I’ve just upgraded WordPress (the software that runs D.) to the latest version.
  • And, finally, it doesn’t seem right that I should end a blog entry without some sort of music or video. So, here’s a really nice home recording of a classical piece that was created by one of the regular posters on the Yahoo micbuilders discussion group. Enjoy!