Christmas, Whew!

After the fifth of five Christmas Eve/Day Masses, one of our senior priests and me.

We are a bit more than halfway through the parish renovation. I wasn’t on duty as a liturgist this Christmas, so I only worried about the overflow from a distance. My boss and our liturgy crew set up overflow in our largest classroom with a tv feed and a sheet of Christmas songs.

Meanwhile, the main worship space is in our once and future social hall. Water pipes for fire suppression and conduits for hvac are visible in the background of the image captured by a choir member here. I guess I’ve gotten used to the look of the ceiling, and I didn’t notice them until I was pondering clipping a portion of this for a new professional head shot. Too bad. These days, the temporary worship has found me more in serious or grumpy mode. Good pictures are hard to find.

I think my friend Fr Dave and I are not only relieved to be at the end of the Christmas schedule, but there’s also the joy that comes in worshipping with our Latino community. We’re two mere Anglos bumbling along in semi-Spanish and mostly English.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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