It's been a long few weeks.
This time of year is very hectic; despite what folks may think, it doesn't get easier after Easter. The school and parish budgets need to be finalized (school is; parishes are not); this year, I have two hires pending and that's a lot of work. I have a construction project underway at one parish, and one of the parishes is looking at buying some property.
Meanwhile, we have confirmation tomorrow--and did I mention we don't have a Director of Religious Education (one of the hires); so a lot of things the DRE does, I'm doing. The teachers and volunteers are picking up the slack too.
Tonight we had our pre-Confirmation pot-luck and rehearsal. The rehearsal went well; I don't like barking at the kids, but we had to line them up and there was no need for any talking. It worked fine; we got finished with 4 minutes to spare!
Earlier today I heard confessions, I worked at the office finalizing things for Confirmation; I will finalize the program tomorrow and run it off (one consequence of no DRE is I was double-checking confirmation names at the rehearsal.
I worked up a homily, about resurrection, which I think went too long at 4 pm.
Then after 4 pm Mass, the teachers got the confirmation banners hung up; Mrs. T saved my bacon several times; we got the rehearsal and potluck finished and I came home.
Oh boy am I tired; I didn't get much sleep last night, about 3-4 hours.
I have early Mass and 9 am Mass, then get a bunch of stuff together for Confirmation at 2 pm.