Saturday, May 30, 2009

Catching up - Confirmation and Easter

On Sunday, May 3, Will and 2,800 other kids were confirmed at a huge Mass at the Lucas Oil Stadium. The Mass commemorated the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and was attended by over 25,000 people. It was a beautiful afternoon, and we were blessed to be joined by Will's godparents, Rich and Barb and their daughter, Stephanie --Rich was good enough to agree to be Will's confirmation sponsor. Sharon, Maggie, Sarah, Adam, and Alex all came, too.

See, it was huge:

Our dear Archbishop Daniel in the recessional. To the Archbishop's right is Chris, who was at St. A two summers ago as a seminarian and will be ordained next month. Some parish will be very happy to have him.
The tall guy in the center, carry the little incense pot (there's probably a better word for that) is Doug, our seminarian from last summer. He went to San Antonio with the kids and to the Demolition Derby with Clay and Will, plus he loves football, racing and video games. He will be one cool priest. Father Todd, sneaking out of the procession

To have his picture taken with the kids:

Will's not looking at the camera, but that's him, front row right. Afterward, we all went to supper at Will's favorite restaurant, The Rathskellar before the DelRoso's headed back to Ohio.

Easter, before:

And after. It was almost time to go when I remembered to take a picture -- pajama pants were already on!

Sister wanted a real crown of thorns for the Living Stations of the Cross, so I went out in the woods and found these thorns. Of course, she made me trim them down, because they were so sharp -- my hands were raw after weaving this together. Food for thought . . .


1 comment:

  1. hi georgiann! i am just popping by to let you know you won my May Day giveaway: the july 4th bunting!!!

    please email me so i can get your address and get it mailed to you soon...thanks

    kbaustin AT nc DOT rr DOT com