Church was an all day affair today. After Holy Mass, there was the children’s All Saints’ Day pageant and a picnic. I brought quality wine to share — and stemware worthy of it — much to the people’s delight (last year was supermarket “wine” and silly glasses). After good conversation and judicious drinking came Solemn Vespers, chanted, with Benediction following. I learned that the Priory priests hold a wine and tobacco hour between 7:10 pm and 8:30 pm each week day. I think that Bruce Rhea and I might attend on Wednesday. Perhaps this will become routine; it certainly does sound like fun. Fr. Vernoy, beware!