Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday

For Holy Thursday, yesterday, and Good Friday, today, I'm helping out Fr. David Naylor because he invited me to stay with him a while ago, during my Easter break. I'm excited about M.C.'ing the service (Good Friday is the one day of the year where there is not a Mass) tonight. Look for pictures of his newly-renovated parish soon. It's one of the most beautiful Vatican II parishes I've seen in the Archdiocese of Louisville!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

emceeing?

Matt1618 said...

yeah, but more like a Master of Ceremonies, sort-of, than a D.J. :) An M.C. at a Mass is usually an older altar boy, a seminarian, or priest who makes sure the Mass runs smoothly: directs and positions the alter servers at the right times, assists when needed, and basically makes sure the "choreography," so-to-speak, of the Mass goes off without a hitch. This is especially crucial during more complicated Masses like Ordinations or like those during the Easter Triduum... or Masses with concelebrants, multiple bishops, several servers, etc. When I do it, I ususally set the altar if no Deacon is present and/or turn the pages in the Sacramentary for the priest during the Eucharistic Prayer.