11.45am – The children from our primary school next door are coming in in small groups to pray.
12pm – Sung Mass for a Solemnity. Propers, Gloria XVIII and Credo III and a couple of hymns.
12.45pm – Mass is over. It’s time for more candles…
2pm – Behind the scenes at 40 Hours
3pm There never seems to be less than 15 in the church at one time. I can hear the click of rosary beads and muttered prayers.
5pm Sung Vespers in Latin. I won’t lie to you. At times it wasn’t beautiful but God loves mistakes – and when do you ever get that many people turning up to a small parish church to participate in the daily office? If only the Magnificat hadn’t been in Mode III. We made up for it with the wonderful office hymn ‘Auctor beate saeculi’ and the Salve Regina.
The whole set of photos are HERE