Today was a day of speed and horsepower on the ground and in the sky! Yesterday evening and this morning I had the opportunity to log some flight time and some landings in a beautiful high-performance airplane (a Cirrus SR-22), and back at the parish I blessed a race horse. Horsepower all around! A very active parishioner (he's the cubmaster of our new Cub Scout pack) is a horse breeder, and asked for a blessing for this beautiful animal; a while ago I blessed the horse ranch and learned a great deal about breeding and training race horses. The 2-year old horse comes from great lineage and so much is expected of him in his future racing career. On the ground: 1 HP with great expectations. In the sky: the 310-HP airplane was very comfortable to fly, but the high speed on takeoff and landing was a bit startling at first. Luckily, my "co-pilot" in the right seat was a flight instructor with plenty of time in the Cirrus. Tonight: after some home visits, a set of meetings related to finalizing the Master Plan for our parish facilities, and the related feasibility study.
Msgr. William J. King