Today I got to go collect the oils for our parish from the Cathedral. It was a really neat ceremony. The priests in our diocese were all present to renew their vows and I got to attend a mass where the Bishop was doing the consecration of the Eucharist. At the end of the ceremony, I got to walk up to where the Bishop sat and he handed me the oils that we use for baptisms, confirmation, and healing of the sick.
I really enjoyed being able to do this ceremony today. I've been a little down the last couple of days because they signed off on the paperwork to sell our farm on Tuesday. I still can't believe that it's gone. I guess this is a new chapter in my life. I had kind of always thought it would be there, always be ours. Now I have no idea what the new owner's going to do with it. It's kind of troubling because someone from our family built that house and the buildings when they first bought the property. I don't know how many people can say that they've lived in one place for as many generations anymore. It kind of made it special.
Tomorrow is the last day of Lent, a fast day. It's been kind of a rough Lent for me, but I've had some good experiences over all as well. I'm ready for this, though; ready to move forward with the liturgical year and start preparing for RCIA next year.