Sigh, so I think I witnessed my first Mass for Children today. It was first Holy Communion for 3 girls. (sorry for the rant)
Anyways, never before have I wished I owned a camera phone as I did today. Apparently they have the first communion children decorate the priest’s chasuble. So since it was 3 little girls, this included pink fuzz, hearts, ballet shoes, and swimsuit, mostly in bright pinks and purples on a white chasuble. :eek: Now I have know idea of what any of it had to do with FHC. The closest explanation we got was of the heart and listing of family as showing that God is love and we are a family. :shrug:
After the homily, the girls brought the gifts up to music and spoken poem about the bread, wine, and water. :rolleyes:
Then the priest had the girls stand up by the altar while the did the Eucharistic prayer. I must say that I am glad I have never seen a mass for children before and that they are going away for Advent. The priests words were alternated with strange sung responses. The sung sanctus also was broken up into small phrases that were sung in between parts of the Eucharistic prayer. It was all so bewildering, at one point I realized my jaw was hanging a bit. I realized I was in for a treat when I caught the phrase “…that make us unhappy.”
It was “interesting”
(interesting the way Minnesotans use interesting:p).