Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FIRST ASH WEDNESDAY WITH OUR NEWLY RESTORED ALTAR RAILING; KNEELING IS SO PENITENTIAL!

Woody Marshall of the Macon Telegraph was present for our school Mass at 10 AM this Ash Wednesday. These are his photos!

Powerful preaching!
Awesome blessing!
Imposing Blessed Ashes:





6 comments:

John Nolan said...

Don't priests receive the ashes on the top of the head, rather than the forehead?

Anonymous said...

I hope church is not hazardous to one's health---or maybe getting to church---but someone rammed the back of my car yesterday as I was turning into the parking lot of one of the Atlanta churches for Ash Wednesday. Other driver cited for following too closely...maybe we need reminders about prudence, temperance and moderation in our daily living! (Especially here in Buckhead.)

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

I hate when that happens! I hope you are okay and no whiplash! I ramed the back of a South Carolina Sheriff's deputy unmarked pickup truck in Estill, SC about a month ago. $12,000 worth of damage to my car which should be back to me I hope by Friday!

I was not cited in the accident but the report states I contributed to the accident. But the Sheriff deputy stopped for no legal reason abruptly in front of me (as a courtesy to an empty Hearse and two limousines who had the stop sign and without warning or blue lights! But I'm not bitter.

George said...

John Nolan:

I read somewhere that in France one receives the ashes on top of the head.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

But Gob, but Gob, I didn't take the pictures nor did I ask the photographer from the Telegraph to take them. He came, he saw, he took. Its my blog, I saw, I liked, I posted. It's as simple as that. Do you have family members who use facebook and post their photos? I don't have facebook, I have a blog.

Flavius Hesychius said...

Gob certainly has a Facebook.

Anyway, those are nice vestments!