Yesterday we had a single, bilingal service at 9:00 a.m. El Coro de Jóvenes joined with el Coro de Adultos. El Coro de Jovénes sang "Mi Universo", a song by Jesús Adrián Romero. The fathers came up to receive communion first (this stuff drives me crazy but that's how they do things here!), followed by the Choirs and everyone else. Then the ECW had its Father's Day Presentation. There was a Biblical Reflection on Fathers by Ms. Patricia Young. Then, the announcement of the Father of the Year.
Usually we know who the Father of the Year is but the ECW kept it secret until the last moment. And St. Christopher's Father of the Year for 2008 is: Me!
Boy, was I suprised! I received a lovely plaque, and a gift from the ECW, a gift from the Sunday School, a gift from the Vestry, and a gift from Mona and the Girls. Padre Cáceres and our Sexton, Mr. Hudson, also received gifts from the ECW. And las niñas recited poems.
Then, in the traditional St. Christopher's manner, we all adjourned to the patio for a breakfast of sandwiches, empanadas de bacalao (codfish pastries), fruit, and cake.
It was a very nice Sunday!
I'm not too sure as to what my duties are as Father of the Year, so I have decided to call everyone in the church every night to make sure that everyone is in bed by 10:00 p.m. and have finished their homework. And if you think you're going to the Mall dressed like that, young lady, you have another think coming! And who do you think is going to wash those dishes, young man; the Angel of the Lord? Get in that kitchen right now!!! And don't talk back or I'll . . . .
ECW members preparing breakfast before the service
Peter and Angie lead la Gloria Típica
Coro de Jóvenes, under the direction of the Lovely Mona photos by Luis Cáceres, Hijo
Fathers coming for Holy Communion
Accompanied by Ms. Violet Seale and Ms. Clara Edwards, Padre is escorted to the lecturn
Padre receives a plaque from Mrs. Barbara Smith, President of the ECW
Mr. Percival Thomas, Organist
Padre Cáceres y Hijo