Photo by AL (Click on image for larger version)
I don't very often publish material specific to my parish but a pastor's pride sometimes gets the best of me and this is one of those times. The faces above include two of our regular lectors and a readers' chorus of high school students who proclaimed the Gospel of the Passion at our 9:30 and 11:30 Palm Sunday liturgies. We used the arrangement of the Passion found in many missalettes, dividing the narrator's part between two of our lectors, having the young readers take the parts of individual voices and groups in the narrative, and I took the part of Christ.
Two nights of rehearsal and back-to-back liturgies are more than is asked of most of us for Palm Sunday but this group (and our Youth Ministry Coordinator who took but isn't in the photo above) gave generously of their time and effort to proclaim that story of saving love that is ours in Christ's suffering and death.
At our 7:30 Mass on Palm Sunday morning a visiting priest presided. Two lectors took the narrator and "voice" parts, the assembly took the group parts and one of our deacons took the part of Christ.2009LentPostCollection
At our 5:00 Mass on Saturday, I proclaimed the Passion myself without dividing the text into parts.
Posted by Concord Pastor at 4:28 PM