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
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.
OTHER HOLY THURSDAY MASSES:
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