Our Holy Week at Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was awesome. God is awesome, so that most likely is why.
|Blessing of Palms at JP II|
Many people came out at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission in Maynardville, TN on Palm Sunday. Through it was drizzingly, our procession around our store front church for Blessed John Paul II and Pizza Plus was a wonderful moment. It is a simply, but clear statement that we are here and proud to be Catholic.
|Procession for Palm Sunday|
Holy Thursday was celebrated in both churches in a very humble way. The footwashing during Mass and adoration after Mass were highlights in both places for me. This simply way to serve the people of these new missions and affirm Christ's love for them was moving.
|Holy Thursday Altar of Repose before the Mass|
Good Friday and Holy Saturdy in Maynardville was celebrated by Fr. Neil Pezzulo, the First Vice-President of Glenmary. I was most grateful for his assitance.
|Confirmation of Sara|
|Our New Catholic|
For many parishioners, this was the first time they celebrated all three days of the Tridium. Yet, the best testimony came from a craddle Catholic who is now 80 years old. She said, "This was the most profound experience of Holy Week ever in my life. I do not care if we ever have a church building. Jesus lived a simply life and the simplicity of our church is more like Jesus."
What more can I say? Sorry for the delay in updating my faithful friends and readers. I will aim to update you more often as we continue to celebrate this Easter Season.