"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
After all my tweeting about nothing, I forgot to mention how Mass went this weekend. It included a baptism - two of them actually - with two huge families. The majority of them processed in with the Celebrant, ascended the altar steps with him, were introduced to the assembly, and the first part of the sacrament was performed. Applause. Gloria. Readings. Homily. Conclusion of baptismal rite - the entire congregation invited to gather round the pool in the back of the church. Rite concluded, more applause, go back to pews. Prayer of the faithful and the rest of Mass...
It was a circus.
Photo credit: New Liturgical Movement