We started in church and Father Ariel asked the men at first to carry this large cross as we went outside from Station to Station. The Stations started in the church's courtyard, went around school, onto the road, behind church and back into the church's courtyard. One saw the diversity in the parish as each family read their petitions and stood by the Station they had chosen. Each time we moved Fr. Ariel asked a different group of people to carry the cross-children, lectors, single women, and so on. It was a very prayerful and moving experience. For 20 minutes after the Stations parishioners shared their feelings of appreciation for this way of doing the Stations. I know it will be repeated next year with many more people because word will spread.
|Tall, straight Paschal Candle!|
|Sacrament of Baptism|
|Sacrament of Confirmation|
|Sacrament of Marriage with a proud family as witnesses|
He'd make a good Franciscan if he just would add sandals to his feet.
|The beauty of Easter, especially having the curtains open once again to see the beauty of the mountains and wildlife that go past the large glass church window. |
Easter Monday we journeyed to Our Lady of the Sierras to see the progress of the chapel being rebuilt. It was one of five buildings at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Sierras that burned in the Monument Fire last summer.
Happy Easter to everyone!
Next up -Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday for all students put on by the Student Council. The Easter Season lasts 50 days-celebrate each one.