Our First Participation in Holy Mass
|St. Massimo Catholic Church is usually filled on Sundays,|
all praise be to God!! As a rough estimate, we think there were
over 300 people in attendance, which is awesome!
Mass here at St. Massimo Catholic Church in Mikinduri is the same Holy Mass that is celebrated around the world; however, it's beautifully unique AND significantly longer. For 3-4 hours we clap, sing and dance, which is simultaneously invigorating and exhausting.
In addition to the dances, the Small Christian Community is also charged with doing the readings and petitions. Chris bravely volunteered to read the first reading - in English. He did a great job of going slowly and annunciating each word.
|Anna is on the far left of the line of parishioners.|
Although our participation in Holy Mass was intimidating, especially dancing in front of everyone, we knew that it would be a powerful witness to our desire to be part of this community. After the service ended, several people approached us to explain how happy they are that we're here. We ask for your prayers - that we're able to remain open to the Lord's grace, that we make time to celebrate the small victories, and also that we're able to endure the difficult moments with confidence and hope. Thank you for your willingness to journey with us.
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