The Triduum at St Mary’s Greenville was splendid. I was priviledged to celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday. Fr Bart Leon celebrated conducted the Good Friday Liturgy and Fr Chris Smith presided at the Easter Vigil. The priests were supported by the whole team at St Mary’s–choir, our army of splendid altar servers trained to precision by John Heuser. It was a great joy to see many baptized and received into the Church.
A good number of the converts are from the Baptist faith or other forms of evangelicalism, and it is great to see their joy as they enter the church. Many of them say that they were attracted to Catholicism because they came into St Mary’s and before Mass the place was in silence with people praying. They are attracted by the reverence and solemn joy of the worship and the fact that this is so different from the shallow, feel good religion which they find in so many other churches.