Today is Christmas eve. The parish is gearing up for the onslaught of visitors. We have so many tonight that we need to have 6 masses. Boy am I glad that Fr. Gilles is back, and that Fr. Mike Shaw will be assisting us. As for myself, I’ve been taking the day easy, preparing my homily and meditating on the mystery before us.
While in Ottawa I had a chance to connect with John Pacheco, the Director of Catholic Legate, the Canadian Catholic apologetics organization. He very kindly offered to have me over for supper (excellent food, I must say!), which gave me a chance to meet his wife and three children. We shared a few stories and plotted taking over the world together discussed how to offer some sort of practical training in apologetics to a broader audience.