Saturday, April 11, 2009
All the Schmidlings participated in a beautiful Easter Vigil mass tonight with lots of candles and incense. Meggar and I played the organ (three responsorial psalms and the litany). The boys were amongst the 14 people on the altar: Dorito was a candlelighter, Polar Bear was a torch bearer and carried the holy water bucket during the sprinkling, and Winger held the books for Father Totton. There are certainly a lot of details to memorize when serving a 2.5 hour mass. Everyone did a wonderful job. Such a great opportunity for my sons to work in cooperation with three seminarians and one deacon. I was almost jealous. During this morning's practice, Fitzpatrick told them a story about his mistake at the Bishop's mass. :-) That set them all at ease. We witnessed three baptisms, and later, three new Catholics were confirmed. Afterwards, we were too excited to sleep, so we stopped at Dunkin Donuts to celebrate (about 11 pm).