Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter in New Rochelle

Easter in New Rochelle

We solemnized our Easter celebrations (the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday's Mass of the Lord's Supper; Good Friday's Commemoration of the Lord's Passion; the Easter Vigil; and Easter Sunday) here at home, except for the priests who had to be out for services with the Christian Brothers or St. Augustine’s Church on Thursday and Saturday, and several venues on Sunday morning. We had 15 for the Easter Vigil—14 confreres and our annual Easter guest, Bill Fisher (who was an SDB seminarian back in the ’50s). Here's what our chapel looks like, thanks to our terrific job sacristan:

The SDBs from Salesian HS and the candidate who's living with them and teaching at the school joined us, so that we had 24 for dinner. Several of the confreres prepared Easter dinner, which featured cordon bleu and a fine piece of beef (not sure what the cut was), with ample trimmings and followed by a lot of desserts. Bro. Andy and others did their usual magnificent job of setting the tables for the feast:

Don Bosco used to insist that every important feast day be duly celebrated in both the chapel and the dining room. Our two N.R. communities did that this Easter. Alleluia!

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