For some reason, I had a hard time keeping things organized at Mass this morning.
First, the pages of my homily got mixed up. . .even though I had numbered them. I had numbered them incorrectly.
Second, instead of reading the concluding prayer for the intercessions, I read one of the prayers we had just prayed.
Third, at the Offertory, I accidentally pulled out the ribbon in the Missal that marked the proper prayers for the 8th Sunday in OT. Took me a while to find my place.
Fourth, I reversed the order of two of the prayers in the Offertory.
Finally, at the announcements, I informed the congregation that Ash Wednesday services would be on Friday, March 9th. The director of the choir piped up and corrected me. I re-read the announcement. . .making the same mistake again. When I finally got it right, the congregation gave me a round of applause!
Here's to getting it right at the 5.00pm Mass.
UPDATE: except for almost drowning in my own sweat, the 5.00pm went off without a hitch.
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