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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: January 11, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 1/11/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

I spent most of the day with my colleagues, preparing for tonight's opening of the parish art show (which you should definitely check out if you haven't already!). The Wednesday Report slipped my mind until tonight, but better late than never! It's Ordinary Time!

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THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: January 4, 2023

Posted by Tony Ward on 1/04/23

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy New Year! After a week to recuperate, we get right back down to business tomorrow night, with Ash Wednesday seven weeks from today. But before the busy-ness of each weekend makes it too difficult, let's chat about our aspirations for the year ahead. What ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: December 28, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 12/28/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

We made it! Despite a lead-up full of illness and other craziness, we had a wonderful Christmas weekend. THANK YOU, however you contributed, to making these celebrations so welcoming and beautiful for all those who gathered to worship with us. And buckle up: next year, ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: December 21, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 12/21/22

PLEASE CHECK THIS POST EACH DAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS FOR ANY NEW INFORMATION! Thanks.

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Greetings from my Covid cave. Just in time for the holidays, our pesky pandemic is ramping up— two of our choir members and a fellow staff member are now sick. I ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: December 14, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 12/14/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

(Yes, I had a four-candle graphic ready for today, but I like this better.)

Congratulations, and thank you all once again for such a wonderful first concert together! While I was quite distracted by our health situation at home, I want you to know ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: December 7, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 12/07/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

The tempus has done fugit and we've arrived at Concert Week! Thank you all for all your extra effort, hard work, patience, and general awesomeness in preparing for this event.   December 7/8: Immaculate Conception

A reminder that we celebrate Masses for this Holy Day tonight at 7 and ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: November 30, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 11/30/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Thanks for a wonderful Thanksgiving Mass and such a strong start to Advent this weekend! Lots to come for us over the next month, so let's dive in! December 4: Baptism in Mass is Back!

This Sunday at 11, we'll welcome Baptism back to our ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: November 23, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 11/23/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you're here in town (and maybe singing with me at Mass tomorrow?) or traveling to be with loved ones, may your holiday be a time to rekindle gratitude, love, and joy. I know I have a lot to be thankful for ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: November 16, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 11/16/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

While I have a minute between finalizing the concert program and heading to tonight's GIFT session, let's talk turkey (or, at least, things happening near Turkey Day!) Friday, Nov 18: BROKEN · SHARED: Christian, Luke, and Tony in Concert

Please join us Friday night for ... Read More »

THE WEDNESDAY REPORT: November 9, 2022

Posted by Tony Ward on 11/09/22

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Thanks to everyone who responded to my demo of Cantamus, the AI-based web app for singing ensembles. Overall, your responses were very positive! I've decided to take the plunge, so St. Noel now has an annual subscription to this new and exciting service. WHAT IT IS

Cantamus is a web-based service that takes digital versions of choral music and converts it into a not-perfect but quite amazing AI (artificial intelligence)-based rendition for rehearsal, lyrics ... Read More »

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