Serving Mass for the first time

Tonight's Mass was the first for my oldest son as an altar server. My wife and I were both very excited and a little nervous, but with the help of his older cousins, he did a great job! Thanks be to God!

Side Entrance (7 altar boys for a week night mass!*)

Sitting surprisingly still during the First Reading

My son Luke (he's in the middle) very excited after Mass with his cousin and one of his friends

The whole crew!

*Okay, five of the seven were siblings, but still, not bad right?

Mass Update

After weeks of learning about the New Translation and the changes in the Mass I was able to experience it for the first time on Monday night and I liked it. Our parish youth choir has been practicing (as we all have) and it really sounded great. After months of learning about the new English translation and going over the changes, it was nice to finally see it in action. Matthew Warner at Fallible Blogma has put together a post Why is there a new translation of the Mass? with many resources.

On Friday night a Solemn High Requiem Mass took place for what we think was the first time in over 45 years at our parish. Right after the priest, deacon, and subdeacon took off their birettas my oldest daughter asked a very important question, "How do they know whose hat is whose?"

And then on Sunday a Solemn High Mass, which I always love attending. Thanks be to God for the Mass!

He is paying attention…

This is a picture my oldest son made for our priest. I see hundreds (literally) of pictures of cars, soldiers, planes, and rocket ships so needless to say I was pleasantly surprised to see this.