Thursday, August 16, 2007

Photo Post 1: A Glorious Assumption Day at Assumption Grotto

Myself and Jeff Williams each have much work to do in preparing photos we took for use, but I can provide you with a glimpse of early-day pics I took at Assumption Grotto from yesterday. I have not even looked at the evening Mass pics because those are in a league of their own. As always, clicking on a pick normally results in a much larger view.

The old, majestic Assumption chasuble, reserved for use primarily on Assumption Day, awaits the priest who will wear it at the 9:30am Mass. It was used at all four Masses by the main celebrant of the 6:30am, 9:30am, Noon, and 7:00pm Mass

A priest of Opus Angelorum during Elevation at the 9:30am Latin Novus Ordo.

Another priest of Opus Angelorum, wearing the Assumption chasuble, waits with altar boys at the opening to the grotto cemetery for the Noon Mass to begin. Standing next to him is Fr. Perrone. Petitions people brought with them, to be included in the evening Mass, were dropped into the box to the right of the priest.

One of our Assumption Grotto Knights of Columbus, Lenny, holds the microphone for a little girl during the Living Rosary in the early afternoon. It took place during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, seen in the background within the grotto sanctuary. This style of Living Rosary is where people volunteer one-by-one (rotating) to recite the first half of each Hail Mary while those in attendance pray the other half.

Fr. Perrone heads back to the grotto sanctuary following the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

Grotto's pastor, Fr. Eduard Perrone, during Benediction following Anointing of the Sick in the afternoon. The look of absolute serenity on his face as he holds Our Lord in the monstrance gives witness to the Real Presence.

I must get to work now so that I can bring you more.

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