Last night Caminante and I made a deal: I would post photos of the two Sunday services, and she would post photos of the Big Party at the Bishop's House. That way she reaps the scorn of Grandmére Mimi in regards to the constant partying which is such an important aspect of ministry here in Panamá (well, actually it's because the Lovely Mona and I forget to bring our camera to the party, but Caminante had hers!).
Mr. Kurt Barnes, the Treasurer and Financial Officer of TEC was with us, too, but somehow he managed to avoid the cameras. Maybe Caminante caught him in a photo from the party.
We have two services at Parroquia San Cristóbal on Sunday mornings: a Choral Eucharist in English at 7:30 am, and then la Misa en español a las 10:30 am. Caminante was our preacher at 7:30 am and Celebrante en la Misa. Of course, she did a wonderful job at both services and she and Kurt seem to enjoy themselves very much. After church the Lovely Mona, Caminante, Kurt and I all had a great lunch and conversation at Napoli restaurant. We got them back to their hotel by 3:00 pm so that they could rest before the Big Party at the Bishop's House.
As far as these church photos go, I was busy doing priesty thangs at 7:30 am, so I was only able to get two photos from that service. However, the Lovely Mona came to the rescue at 10:30 and got some great shots of Caminante behind the altar. As I said, she celebrated, el Revdo. Canonigo Luis Cáceres preached, and Ricky Staples and I were the musicians, while the Lovely Mona directed el coro. Here ya go!
Caminante sings the gospel at 7:30 am.
Caminante in the pulpit at Parroquia San Cristóbal
El Coro cantan la gloria
Padre Mickey and Ricky Staples get down (yeah, I was crankin' out a hot lead! or maybe not)
Caminante celebrates with Padre Luis
Seconds before the invitation
Padre Mickey, Caminante, Padre Luis