20 October 2008

Mass in the dark

The lights in the church are still not working. The necessary part has been ordered and should arrive in Effingham tomorrow morning.

Consequently, I celebrated the 6:30 a.m. Mass today by the light of six candles on the altar. It gave a new meaning to "the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."

We have enough light from the bell tower and the exit signs to see by and the candles shed enough light for me to read the prayers. We gave a flashlight to the reader.

Though it was strange preaching to people that I really couldn't see, I rather enjoyed celebrating Mass by the light of candles.

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