International Mass – update & thanks

On Wednesday last, 27th April, we had our International Mass as part of the Oktav. The weather was foul! The procession from St Alphonse to the cathedral consisted of members of the Music Group, an altar server (Thank you, Liam) and a couple of other hardy parishioners. We sang ‘Veni, Spiritus Sancte’) all the way, and arrived wet and almost frozen…

The Music Group animated the liturgy superbly, P. Guillermo presided, and I concelebrated and preached. The congregation numbered maybe a hundred or so (sensible people stayed at home in the warm).

Concluding the Mass with ‘Lord of the Dance’ meant, inevitably, moving with the music. I heard several comments afterwards about the sense of joy and real celebration people found — a tribute to our community, and, thank God, something we have each week when we come together for Mass.

To those of you who came to the Mass (especially the Music Group), thank you and congratulations. To those of you who didn’t, I don’t blame you at all!

Fr Ed