Then came, Good Friday. This day we celebrate the Lord’s Passion. I attended the 12.30 mass. Well, there was no opening hymn for the mass. After that was a few readings from the book of Isaiah and the Letter to the Hebrews.
Following up was the Veneration of the Cross. Father Johnson brought in the Crucifix, ” Behold the wood of the cross..on which hung the saviour of the world. ” Gospel reading was according to Saint John. The father told us that because of safety precautions due to the HFMD, we were not allowed to kiss the crucifix, but to either genuflect or bow deeply. After the Mass, it was raining heavily. Everyone was stuck inside the Parish. My sister told me that every year during Good Friday, at around ± 3pm, it will definitely rain.
Just yesterday, was Easter Vigil. The mass was at 7.30. The parish was dimly lited. It started of with the Catechumens and the candidates going down to the carpark for the dunnoe wad fire thingy. Then the Father Johnson, Father Bosco, Father Bruno, Father Timothy came in to celebrate the mass. They walked in with the Paschal Candle. The mass commences with the service of light. It was so beautiful in the hall. As usual there were readings, not 2, but many, and about 3 responsorial Psalms. Haha, then came the highlight of the mass. BAPTISM. The candidates and the catechumens recieved their Baptism. Father timothy blessed the water by saying/singing, a long long long long long prayer. The baptism started, one by one, they went into the pool. The congregation was so active. Everyone was clapping and cheering loudly for them as they were dead and after that, resurrected with a new soul. Following up was the Renewal of baptism. Once again, we lited up our candles. After everything, Father Johnson thanked everyone who made the mass on the holy week, possible. Suddenly, Father John Bosco came up to the mic saying, ” Wahhh Father Johnson remembered to thank everyone, but he had forgotten to thank himself!”.
Today is Easter Sunday. Later going to church to celebrate. I hope the celebrant was F. Bosco. haha. alright. Stop here now.