El congregación de Parroquia San Cristóbal started Semana Santa with our usual flair! At the 7:30 am service we began with the Liturgy of the Palms out in front of the parish. We had a decent sized crowd and I really had to work to get holy water on those palms in the back! We also had a dramatic reading of Our Lord's Passion according to St. Luke. Palm Sunday also means ALTAR GUILD BAKE SALE!!! We had all kinda stuff: Bun, Pineapple Upside-down cake, Bacardi Cake, the Lovely Mona' Pumpkin bread, empanadas or patties, and the ever-popular Cod Fish cek. The bake sale was a great success, as always, and they sold out of everything.
La misa en español celebrado Domingo de Ramos with a blessing outside, too. El Coro de los Jóvenes sang "Manos y Palmas" as they have for the past three years, and then we processed into the nave. We also had a dramatic reading of the Passion en español.
Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, students from Instituto Episcopal de San Cristóbal will be walking Via Cruces at the parish, as their gymnasium has been torn down to be rebuilt and is still mostly torn down at this moment. Perhaps I'll snap some photos mañana.
We're still waiting for the Inspectors to come give us the go-ahead to use our newly remodeled former rectory, which is now our multi-use center.
Have a blessed Semana Santa!
¡Fótos! All photos by the Lovely Mona Click on photos to embiggen
At the English-language service
Susan S. was asking what the ferns were for; now you know!
Want some palms?
Bake Sale! On our newly-remodeled Patio
Pineapple upsidedown cake
Empanadas, or patties. We usually sell empanadas de carne, o pollo, o bacalao (codfish).
Chichéme, a drink made from milk, hominy and nutmeg and cinnamon. I don't like it but it's very popular.
Next Sunday the ECW and Altar Guild are putting on a program which includes an Easter Bonnet Parade. Here Lisa is checking out hats with Miss Moore.
La misa en español