The exterior of St. Gertrude is old school with the interior being all new and modern. Mass was full with many families.
I think a younger choir, like a youth choir, sang at today's Mass from the choir loft. They were very solid. They were accompanied by a piano or guitar depending on the song.
Opening: In This Place
Offertory: Fly Like A Bird
Communion: We Will Rise Again
Recessional: In the Day of the Lord
The Gloria was spoken. The Responsorial Psalm was Lord You Will Show Me the Path of Life. The mass setting was very contemporary.
Father used Eucharist Prayer III and there were bells at the Consecration and the servers used patens at Communion.
Father's homily started out talking about the Temple in Jerusalem and how it was destroyed. For the Jewish people, their lives were tied up in the Temple. We experience disasters. These things are bound to happen. Don't be afraid. Perservere it will work out in the end. Today's a gift. If our values are set straight, we are in control. Father then talked about St. Pope Gregory the Great and how he was an awesome Servant of the Servants of God. When we are in trouble, look at what we have, what is possible and what can be done. By your perserverance we secure our lives.
Above the Door
View From Back Pew
St. Gertrude, St. Ann and Mary
St. Joseph, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Monica, Christ the King
Window above Sanctuary
in Choir Loft
Jesus Speaks to the Holy Women
Banners of different saints the Confirmation Candidates took for names
Website of St. Gertrude
Pictures from Rome of the West