Friday, December 24, 2010

"Christ's Mass"

The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning "Christ's Mass". This Christmas Eve we spent at our church parish for the children's Mass. The children did a wonderful job to commemorate the birth of Jesus!

"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he saves His people from their sins." Matthew 1:20-21

Madeline participated and was one of many beautiful Angels.

"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." Luke 2:10-14
Madeline is the Angel standing in the back row closest to the left.
Here's our beautiful Angel.
When we first came to this parish in 2007 when we moved to Texas we had a lovely priest, Father Joseph Deane, an immigrant from Ireland. He grew older and ill and left the parish to be guided by our current Father Kirby. But to our surprise Father Deane came to celebrate Mass tonight! It was wonderful to see him and hear him speak. He was tearing up at the beginning of Mass, happy to see all of us - his church family. I captured this shot of him holding baby Julian (our real life baby Jesus for the pageant) while he spoke to us about the importance of Jesus coming to our world to save all His people from their sins.

Glory to God in the highest! And peace to His people on Earth!
Merry Christmas!

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