|Early in the evening; the down lights helped reading |
but were hard on the eyes
It is my hope that this vigil has helped many around campus to grow closer to Christ directly or indirectly, and that the prayers and sacrifices we offered may be acceptable to God. I am most deeply encouraged in the way Catholics from different groups and perspectives came together for this to pray and have fellowship as the one people that we are. I pray that this one accord may be manifested in the coming year in our many ventures for the building-up of Christ's Body. In this and in the attendance for the hours of the vigil, this year we have FAR outpaced what was achieved in the last two vigils. Let's make this a tradition to stand for years to come!
|After the Rosary at Midnight|
My only disappointments are that I was not able to get enough singing volunteers to build-up a critical mass of singing for the Office and Mass (and early enough that I could have used the Liturgy of the Hours) and that the turnout for the concluding Mass and brunch was not impressive (but did leave me with leftovers for the Sunday brunch (all are welcome every week--hint, hint ; ) ). But neither of these are surprising, and for what we were yet able to do, I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
To all those who participated in even the least way: THANK YOU, and God bless you.
In the love of Christ,