The First Time

This morning, at 10:00 am, at St. Paul’s Carroll St., I celebrated my first Eucharist, or as they say at St. Paul’s – Mass. Low-mass, Rite I Prayer II. I was/am glad!
It took six weeks after my ordination, but I didn’t want this, too, to be a hurried affair. Even while I say that my priestly ordination was the culmination of around seven years of discernment and work, it was really this morning when it all came together. Being ordained to the priesthood without fulfilling my priestly sacramental functions – then why be a priest? I actually did a competent job.