Hike Part II

So, back to the hike.  There were 14 of us in our group with an age range between 7 and 80.  All made it to the top and, more importantly, to the bottom safely.  The group has its origins in a scout troop back in the day, with the old scout master and several of his...

St. Spyridon By The Numbers

This annual post is one of the most popular here on the blog with Cathedral people.  It is the yearly count of sacraments.  It is one – just one – measure of where we are, but like any statistic should be taken with a grain or shakerful of salt.  Two years...

Christmas Weekend

Christmas weekend at the Cathedral has ended.  I celebrated with a monster nap Sunday afternoon as the snow began to come down hard.   We are getting one of those huge New England blizzards – our clergy family retreat at the camp has already been cancelled...

Mission Focus

Last week, on one of those super hot summer days here in Worcester, I had a crazy and unpleasant adventure.  It was one of those days where I was zipping around to the different hospitals to visit parishioners.  On the way back from Memorial Hospital my coolant light...

Composting In Worcester

The sun came out for a moment today – unbelievable after all this rain! – and I took advantage of the brief window to visit our composting barrel outside the house.  There was no way I was going out in the yard during the downpours so I could empty our...