One year ago, we held out first mass in a members home, and a tradition was born. We have since held four masses in members homes, and have two more scheduled for this year. It is such a wonderful, spiritual way to celebrate our Christ Child community! As Msgr. Guenther would say, “its a Catholic thing!” Pictured at right is Fr. Brian Plate at the lovely home of Maria Jacobello.
Angela Schroeder hosted this months “First Tuesday Home Mass” for our members. Monsignor Guenther, our celebrant, preached a beautiful homily about how important it is for us to be lovingly present in each others lives, a concept that really resonates with our chapters mission. After the Mass, CCSS members in attendance enjoyed each others company over a tasty brunch. Many thanks to Angela and to her family for sharing their home and for treating us to such a moving and intimate experience. Many thanks also to Tracy Stabler for orchestrating the logistics of the liturgy and for those members who acted as lectors or Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist. If you havent had an opportunity to attend one of our Chapters Home Masses, please consider joining us next time. We anticipate having another home mass on June 5th.
Some of the Christ Child members were fortunate enough to celebrate mass last Tuesday with Father Brian Plate at the beautiful home of our member Lisa O’Hearn. Despite the dreary day, it was a welcome respite during the busy days of the Christmas season. The idea for the home mass came about in a conversation with our Spirituality co-chairs Tracy Stabler and Lori White. We reminisced about home masses from our youth and I mentioned that my Uncle was a priest and we celebrated many masses in my family room with my best friend and I singing and playing the guitar. I bet you didn’t know I played a mean “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” on the guitar! Back to the mass -we had a “sold out” crowd of 19 in Lisa’s living room. It was lovely, spiritual and brought us all together for the purpose of celebrating out faith with one another. May the bright light continue in the months to come.