There were over 15 people baptized or confirmed!
The music was accompanied by a piano and a violin.
Sprinkling Rite: Rain Down
Offertory: Jesus Christ Rose Today (choir only)
Mass Setting: Mass of Creation
Agnus Dei: Behold the Lamb of God. It was a song. They started singing it at the right spot, then stopped and then started it up again.
Communion: Out of Darkness
Closing: Jesus Christ is Risen Today
For some reason, only readings 1, 3, 5 and 7 were used. The first responsorial psalm was Send out Your Spirit. The fifth responsorial psalm was Come to the Water, based on Isaiah 55. The responsorial psalm was supposed to be based on Isaiah 12. Seventh psalm was the song version of Psalm 118. The Alleluia was skipped. That's right. Skipped.
The homily started off with the Easter letter from the Archbishop. Using the New Roman Missal is quite a challenge (there's a snark here just waiting to happen...) The red says the homily should not be omitted, even if it is brief (and this is the red that gets followed....) Jesus calls us to spread the Good News. We can become messengers. We believe in the Resurrection. We are saved. We can rejoice and exult.
Father used Eucharistic Prayer 1 and there were no bells.
The lamest Easter Fire ever.
Alcohol on sand.
I have a mixing bowl bigger than that.
View From Back Pew
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