Monday, March 18, 2013

MACON'S SUNDAY CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: I FELT JUST LIKE THE POPE!

On Sunday March 17, what in some places was Saint Patrick's Day, was Cherry Blossom Sunday and once again Saint Joseph Church hosted the opening religious service for the Festival at our normal 12:10 PM Mass!

Fr. Dawid and I were once again in the parade that followed the Mass and tens of thousands of people lined the downtown streets of Macon to see Fr. Dawid and me and well, the rest of the parade. Enjoy these photos by Dr. Buck Melton!











Lunch for guests after Mass in our social hall:

7 comments:

WSquared said...

To bad the Cherry Blossom festival doesn't take place on Laetare Sunday!

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

It did last year and yes I wore rose vestments!

rcg said...

I bet lots of people are interested in St Francis now. These pastoral celebrations could present an opportunity to talk about him.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Half the congregation was not Catholic!

rcg said...

All the more reason to discuss it. They are there out of respect or curiosity. Give them something to remember that is accurate and invites them to investigate further.

ytc said...

Fr., do you carry a black Louis Vuitton phone case? It looks like it.

Anonymous said...

Tens of thousands? LOL!