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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Holy Thursday

We began the evening with a quick planning session
(Deacon Ray, Father Jonathan, Deacon Pat)

 Deacon Ray Led the Entrance Procession.

Deacon Pat with Fathers Uriel and Jonathan.

Reverence the Altar with a kiss.

Opening Prayer

Preparing the incense.

Receiving the Blessing prior to the Gospel Proclamation.

Presentation of the Gospel.

Incensing the Holy Gospel.

Proclaiming the Gospel in English and Spanish.

Father Uriel giving the bilingual homily.... can you guess...a devil theme.

The washing of the feet.

Father Jonathan

Then the Parishioners were invited to wash each other's feet in an act of love and humility.

They quickly visited one of the stations and began taking turns washing each others feet.

For some, it was an emotional experience.

These simple acts of kindness and humility brought upon tears of Joy.... 

Husbands and wives serving each other.....

Then we had the prayers of the faithful (In English).

In Spanish

In German

In Tagalog

In Gaelic (Sister Maura)

Then the presentation of the Oils.

The Oil of the Sick.

The Oil of Catechumins

Holy Chrism

Some quick instructions.

We are blessed with great Altar Servers.

The Altar was dressed.

The reception of the gifts.

Preparation of the Bread and Wine.

Blessing the incense.

Blessing of the people.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

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1 comment:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing Mass with us.

God bless.