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Monday, September 28, 2009

When worlds avert collision

So, first the funeral for Fr. McKiernan was moved up one day to allow for the special celebration of the feast of St. Michael, patron of the Maryknoll Brothers, tomorrow at a 4:15 Mass and happy hour.

Then Physical Plant had to reschedule a contracted electrical shutdown from tomorrow to today at 5 p.m. lest half our membership get stranded in the Third Floor rec room or stumble along darkened stairwells following Michaelmas.

Now it remains to be seen how many members, especially Brothers, will show up.

This once again underscores the chronic need for a campus-wide online calendar that everyone can access to post activities and check out availability and avoid scheduling conflicts. Department heads have such a calendar, but us simple peons need this too. This whole brouhaha with the Brothers' feast day, the funeral and the scheduled electrical shutdown could have been prevented.

Also coming up this week: Fr. Miguel D'Escoto will speak to the community at a special gathering on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Founders Room about his last year serving as the president of the U.N. General Assembly.


  1. Can someone please videotape or audiotape Fr. Miguel's talk? I'm sure I'm not the only person outside the Knoll that would like to see it. Please post!

  2. Hi Mark! Kevin videoed the talk and if Maureen can put it into mpg format, I'll make it available. ~Joe (Enjoy Hong Kong!)