Friday, April 9, 2010

Photos from Holy Week at St. Mary's Kalamazoo

Holy Thursday
The Holy Thursday Mass was celebrated by Fr. David Grondz, the associate pastor of St. Mary's Church and was concelebrated by Fr. Robert Sirico, the pastor of St. Mary's. The Mandatum (washing of the feet) took place after the homily. The Blessed Sacrament was taken, in procession, to the Altar of Repose at the conclusion of Mass. Then after the Mass the altar and sanctuary was stripped.

Good Friday

Fr. David Grondz said the service of our Lord's Passion. The congregation participated in the Veneration of the Cross, and some relics were put on display for veneration by the faithful afterwards.

Easter Vigil

Fr. Robert Sirico celebrated the Mass of the Paschal Vigil. The service began with the blessing of the Easter Fire out in front of the Church then a procession lead into the Church for Mass.

Throughout the triduum Mass was said Ad Orientem with Latin chant sung in various places of the Mass by a full choir. Fr. Sirico and Fr. Grondz celebrated the Masses along with eighteen (plus) servers (one cross bearer, two acolytes, one/two thurifers, one boat bearer, one M.C., six torches, and the rest in choir). Fr. Sirico said a High Tridentine Mass on Easter Day.

I am sorry to say that I do not have any more pictures of the triduum. Being that I served at all of the Masses I was not able to take any more pictures of the liturgies myself (those photos above I did not take). All of the Masses were beautiful and carried out with extreme reverence and piety towards the Blessed Sacrament.

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