On Sunday, our English-speaking parish community spilled out of St Alphonse, strolled down the rue des Capucins and gathered in the Place d’Armes to support our music group, our children’s choir and Alizeti. The weather held up, the Christmas carols were beautifully performed, and Glühwein kept the chill at bay! I personally found it such a joyous occasion, and was inspired to see our community out in force, socialising and supporting our musicians. We can’t overestimate the importance of the music at the 11:15 Mass, how it enhances our worship and draws people in to the church — and it was so good to offer what we have every week to a wider (and very appreciative) audience. This is certainly an experience we will repeat.
Many thanks to Kristine and Helen and all who worked so hard and made the event so special.