Thursday evening, I took part in a Zoom panel discussion on the life of Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete and presenting a new book of his works called "The Relevance of the Stars." This is a posthumous work edited by Lisa Lickona and Gregory Wolfe.
I gave the first presentation, followed by remarks by Lisa and Greg. Then, there was a very nice video of Father Albacete speaking, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
We are so grateful to Lisa, Greg, and all of those who contributed to this project. They have done us a great service by bringing together Msgr. Albacete's writings and publishing this new book.
Father John Gallagher's funeral
On Friday, I went to St. Joseph's Church in the West End to celebrate the funeral of Father John Gallagher.
The homilist was Father Paul Dumais of the Diocese of Portland, who did a wonderful job. In his retirement, Father Gallagher had lived in Farmington, Maine, before coming to Regina Cleri. While he was in Maine, he became very involved with the parish there, and that's why he invited Father Paul to give the homily at his funeral. Father Paul had studied at St. John's Seminary. So, we all remembered him from those days, and it was good to see him back and in this role.
Saturday, I took part in the distribution of Thanksgiving meals both with Catholic Charities and at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.