My parish church has been taken over. Commandeered by the Archdiocese.
Today a young man from our parish will be ordained to the holy priesthood, a son of the parish: Deacon Andrew Cordonnier. And the Archbishop graciously agreed to the deacon's request to be ordained here.
So at the moment, the Archbishop's MC (Master of Ceremonies) is in the church, getting things set as he likes. He's ably assisted by two seminarians, so I'm staying out of the way. Most of my dining room chairs are over there, however!
As you might imagine, this has been many weeks in the planning; today is...well, I was going to say "O-Day," but that sounds...off; so I'll just say, the big day.
Even though very capable people are in charge (that leaves me out!), I'm still a little nervous about it all. So I'm drinking decaf.
We "liftoff" at 11 am.