Saturday, 19 April 2014

Good Friday and Holy Saturday . . .

This was the scene greeting parishioners who joined together to pray the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday.  A bare church with a forceful reminder of what had happened yesterday on Good Friday - the Crucifix which we had venerated during the solemn liturgy taking centre stage on the stripped altar; our crucified Lord flanked on either side by the simplest of wooden candlesticks . . . 


It was encouraging to see a good number coming along to pray the Office together.  Not long afterwards our flower arrangers got to work to transform the barren space into a place of beauty, all ready to receive our Risen Lord at the Easter Vigil and the First Mass of the Resurrection this evening.

Here are just a few shots to give a flavour of how it looks but the photographs don't really do it justice.

Our Easter Garden . . . 
Still waiting  . . . 
St Ann . . .
And of course her daughter, Our Blessed Lady . . .


If you'd to see more, please join us for the Easter Vigil at 8pm this evening.  All are warmly invited!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images Fr especially the one of Our Lady with a stunning flower arrangement! Happy Easter

efpastoremeritus2.com said...

Sorry that you are not blogging.....your blog was always a source of Encouragement, Father.

Incidentally I see somEONE ON YOUR side bar blog list has adopted a name similar to my blog,,,,but his appears to be in Polish.!!!

Best wishes for a not-too-tiring Holy week and a Happy Blessed Easter

Fr Míċeál Beatty said...

Thank you Father, for your kind words.

Thank you for alerting me to error in the sidebar. I have removed the incorrect link and updated the blog list with your current not-so-new blog!

With every blessing for a Blessed and Holy Easter.