It’s a Sunshine Pray

“All Saints Coming Together” was the theme of the outdoor celebration at my parish yesterday. Catholics who normally attend one of five weekend Masses were asked to all gather for the same liturgy and to bring their own chairs. The Mass was the culmination of a week of prayer, which was preceded by home visitations.

All Saints Coming Together - Fr. Michael Woods before Mass - photo by Frank Murphy All Saints Coming Together - Deacon Dave Lucheon, Fr. David Carter, Deacon Tim Elliott - photo submitted by Kim McCready

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All Saints Coming Together - view from Cedar Bluff Road - photo submitted by Gary Loe All Saints Coming Together - Sandy Seffernick leading the choir - photo by Frank Murphy

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To supplement the photos I took with my own camera, I asked a few friends in the congregation if they would each send me a picture or two to share here. I wanted to see which they chose as their favorite. Gary Loe, Kathy & Keith Ely and Kim McCready all were quick to respond. The photo credits are included within the alt text for each picture.

All Saints Coming Together - view of the congregation - photo submitted by Kim McCready All Saints Coming Together - first reading - photo submitted by Kathy & Keith Ely

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All Saints Coming Together - recessional procession - photo by Frank Murphy All Saints Coming Together - recessional procession - photo submitted by Gary Loe

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The Mass also received coverage on WBIR. Right before he was about to be interviewed, I shouted “say something clever” to my pal Fr. Michael Woods. On camera, he quipped that the idea was inspired by a Baptist tent revival, even though it may have had more in common with the Sermon on the Mount.

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  2. Frank says:

    Frank,

    Thanks for posting about this. It was a great experience, and the music and the readings all supported this event wonderfully.

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