Monday, June 21, 2010
The music was charismatic: Enter the Journey, La Paz & Cordero De Dios, Espiritu de Dios, This is Holy Ground, Alabare, and Marty Haugen acclamations. It was provided by a combination of the Instruments of Peace, Echoes of Truth and the Spanish Catholic Choir, and the Vietnamese Choir. The Mass was tri-lingual: English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. And after the Mass was a liturgical dance. Very nice.
There was quite a few people there, like it was a Christmas or Easter. The atmosphere was celebratory. Cardinal Sean was good. He told of his first assignment as a priest--chaplain to a prison. To encourage the men he told of "Great Escapes" from prisons. Later, eight prisoners tried to escape!
After the Confirmation, there was a collation. I started to eat my second cookie, when I remembered that I hadn't eaten any supper. It was waiting for me at home.
I put back the second cookie.