It was busy.
“Mary’s Way of the Cross” at 1 pm, led by me and my wife and accompanied by about 15 altar servers; incredibly, we had a packed church, close to a thousand people. Then, the liturgy commemorating the Lord’s Passion at 3, and again at 7:30. The 7:30 liturgy included a spellbinding performance of DuBois’ oratorio “The Seven Last Words.” The choir was, in a word, stunning. Both liturgies included the Veneration of the Cross, and again, the church was packed with people. When I left at about 9:30, folks were lining up for confessions, which were scheduled to continue until about midnight.
Tomorrow, I’ll be up and out the door early. RCIA rehearsal begins at 9:30. (Tonight, I work on my Easter Vigil homily…)
Below, a shot of the church from early afternoon, with the tabernacle empty and the altar stripped …