Last weekend, I had the chance to attend a wedding in Worcester, Massechussetts of Liz Parker and Joe Gagne. It was celebrated in the Memorial Chapel of Holy Cross College. I was only a few days there but really enjoyed the time – not least the chance to spend some time with the Jesuit Community at Holy Cross. My thanks to Fr. Jim Hayes and all the others I met there. The hospitality was superb and the chance to spend a bit of time on campus most enjoyable.
The wedding was a prayerful celebration and took place at 10am! A bit earlier for a wedding than I’d be used to! Fr. Jim was celebrant of the Wedding Mass and I preached the “cupla focail” (few words). The church was amazing and a credit to all who care for it so well. Indeed I had the chance on Friday to meet some of the caretaker team and they were so obviously proud of the chapel.
I was glad to meet some old friends at the wedding, Corky and Jeanie Korves as well as Carrie and Guillermo and also to meet some new people as well – The Hodgens Family, Andrew (from Wigan) who flew in from Ohio and many of Liz and Joe’s respective families.
A good few days! Thursday to Sunday a bit short though for Trans-Atlantic travel!!