Sunday, 4 April 2010

Surrexit Christus, alleluia!

Here are some photos from last night's Easter Vigil.

The liturgy of the Easter Vigil is always very special but it takes on another dimension when we are blessed to have Baptisms and Receptions in the parish. Last night we welcomed Thomas and Jordan who were baptised and made their First Holy Communion.

Congratulations too to Jenny and Ted and who were received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church after making their public Profession of Faith and receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.

I was delighted to see that we had record crowds on all three days of the Triduum despite all the 'goings on' in the media recently.

Naturally, we finished our celebrations in the parish hall with a glass of wine and an opportunity to chat to the newest members of our parish family.

So much work goes on 'behind the scenes' to make the Easter Triduum run as smoothly as it always does. I would like to thank everyone involved and finally to wish you all a joyful Easter and may the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you and your families and remain with you.

'The Lord has indeed risen, alleluia!'


Maurice said...

Congratulations, Fr Miceal, on your contribution and leadership is what is clearly a lively and joy-filled parish. As for the Easter garden ...

Happy Easter to all Bansteadians!

Cindy said...

I know you have thanked everyone concerned, but I'd like to thank you, Fr Míċeál, for the beautiful liturgies of the Triduum.

Yes, of course all those who work hard in the background make a great and valuable contribution, but none of the liturgies would be possible without our priest to preside.

Each of the liturgies of the Triduum was very moving in different way as they all have a different character but you led us through the most important three days of the Church's year with penitence, reverence, and celebration as appropriate. Thank you.

Fr Míċeál Beatty said...

Thank you, Cindy, for your kind comments. Lent and Holy Week including the Triduum have been very special.