There were no pew cards with the new translation and my pew didn't have a missalette.
Although the church has a choir loft, the piano and singers were located in the front on the left. The music:
Offertory: One Bread, One Body
Communion: You Are Mine
Closing: City of God
Father must have had something to do after Mass. The Gospel was read so fast I couldn't tell you which one it was. Mass was on track to be 40 minutes. It would have been had there not been 2 speakers and the liturgy of the announcements. That took ~6 minutes. All the mass parts (Gloria, Sanctus, etc) were sung, Father just spoke so fast. The Eucharistic Prayer was III and there were no bells.
As you can see from the picture below, St. Bridget has 3 aisles. During the homily, Father power-walked down the left aisle and up, down the center aisle and up, down the right aisle and up all through out the homily. I was totally rattled by it. Father said we should give ourselves up for Christ. At Peter's house..some stuff happened, I couldn't understand what Father was saying, but then Father said something about a women who had just died and the men expecting her as newly risen to serve them and everyone laughed but me who was offended... We are at Mass to recharge our batteries. We are a people of hope. Carry on get on with depression. Use hope to show other people what we believe. Bring others over to him. Feed Him. The last words of the homily were the Body and Blood of Christ.
Today is also World Day for Consecrated Life. A Sister of St. Joseph, who happened to be an alumni of the school, came and gave a little talk about vocations. At least she said she was a religious sister. It's not like she wore any outward sign of her vocation. She had 3 pieces of advice:
- Ask God what you want to be and how you want to be.
- Be Curious
- Never say never
I have to say, a former classmate of mine grew up in this parish. He is now a
View From the Back Pew!
Saint Alcove #1
Saint Alcove #2
Window in the Sanctuary
Information from the Archdiocese
Pictures from the Rome of the West