Sunday, June 8, 2014
Today is Pentecost Sunday and so St. Anthony's cracked out the incense.
We do not usually have incense. There is some technicality that trips us up. And today we completely overdid it. The church was a haze by the time the Mass was over! The sun's rays were thick with incense. The baptismal font where Leonard Pennario was baptized was obscured. By the time we were singing the Regina Caeli I was actually starting to cough. But I loved it. I love incense!
So does the Holy Spirit who, descending from heaven, had no trouble finding St. Anthony of Padua Church, Buffalo. "Yep, there they are. You can tell by where that huge cloud is."
In this picture you can sort of see the one altar boy swinging the incense. Yes, we had fun.
Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday.
I hope that means we will have three times the incense!