Saturday, 20 March 2010

Passiontide - veiled crucifixes and images . . .




This is the sight that will greet parishioners as they come to Mass tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the 5th Sunday of Lent and the beginning of the solemn, sombre season of Passiontide. Thanks to the kind help of stalwart (and agile!) parishioners all the crucifixes and images have been veiled today as is the custom at St Ann's and throughout the Church.

The Crucifixes will remain covered until the end of the Celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday. Images will remain covered until the beginning of the Easter Vigil.

2 comments:

EFpastor emeritus (Email: Pastoremeritus@aol.com) said...

Glad to see that I am (was!) not the only one to observe this lovely custom which focuses attention. Thanks Father.

Pastor in Valle said...

Congratulations, Father; I don't remember the images at St Ann's being veiled since my childhood, and I never remember Canon Moriarty's great crucifix being veiled. Bravo!