Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Yet Another Outdoor Mass -- This Time from Ireland

I was very interested in your recent article regarding the outdoor Mass in the USA. In this regard, I am sending you some images of an outdoor Mass which was celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles-John Browne. The Mass was offered at the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnois which Youth 2000 held its annual summer festival. The pictures are evidence of the youth group's efforts to follow the example of Pope Benedict with regard to the Sacred Liturgy.

For this occasion, the vestments and antependium were borrowed from the collection at Haddington Road Chuch and were recently displayed during the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. As part of the preparations for the Mass, the organisers were careful to ensure an altar stone was placed in the temporary wooden altar.

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