Friday, April 6, 2007

Holy Thursday 2007

I won't spend too much time blogging over these next few days, but I will try to post a few pictures. I will probably continue making photo posts well past Easter with what I get, but I would like to show a little of each of the days first. This also minizes my blogging during these sacred days.

Holy Thursday was grand. I got to Assumption Grotto at 6:30 and got one of the last parking places in the lot behind the Church. Within minutes, the lot next to the Rectory was filling quickly. The Church was packed by 7:00 with a few open seats near the rear.

Assumption Grotto Knights of Columbus and Altar Boys

Altar boys wait to escort the Deacon with the Word of God to the Pulpit

Fr. Perrone, in a Roman Chasuble, waits as altar boys incense the people

The Elevation of the Chalice

After Mass, Fr. Perrone, cradling the Blessed Sacrament, processes through the church to the Altar of Repose, seen in the second photo below off to the left. After Fr. Perrone and the altar boys quickly and silently strip the Sanctuary of everything not bolted down, there is an opportunity to remain quietly with the Lord until Midnight.

More to come for Holy Week 2007

Orchestra Mass Schedule for Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday


Photo Post of Holy Thursday at Westminster Cathedral

Photo Post of a Chrism Mass at the Archdiocese of Falls River (Southeastern Massachusetts) by Bishop George Coleman