This is a rambling post of my tired memories and thoughts from this weekend. God is good!
My family and I are blessed to belong to an FSSP parish.
The Triduum Masses and Good Friday service are incredibly rich.
The Easter Vigil often brings tears to my eyes. Everything about it, from the Easter fire to the "Lumen Christi", to the chanting of creation, to the singing of Sicut Cervus, to the Consecration, to the singing of Jesus Christ is Risen Today makes me so thankful to God.
Last year, Fr. Skeris visited our parish for the Triduum and my husband recorded Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. If anyone would like DVDs from last year, please let me know.
This year, Brendan served as an acolyte on Palm Sunday and Good Friday. My two oldest daughters sang with the choir. Patrick served as a torchbearer for the Easter Vigil for the first time and was very excited to do so. I didn't get our usual Easter photo before leaving for Mass because I was preoccupied with Kilian - I wouldn't have it any other way. Hopefully, the children will all wear the same outfits when Finnian receives his First Holy Communion in May and I will succeed in getting a photo then.
We took Holy Thursday and Good Friday off and are taking Easter Week off too. I am so grateful for our Catholic Faith, but more importantly I love God.
|Easter Sunday Afternoon|