Power Outage Created True Candlelight Mass

Saturday night, 5:00 Mass at St.Patrick Michael and Jack were altar servers. When we arrived, the power was out. Total blackout.   As the sun set while we were inside, the light from the stained glass windows disappeared and it got more dark. Father announced you could use cell phones in church to use your flashlight. With no electricity there was no organ but a harpsichord played What Child is this?/Greensleeves tune and for the recessional everyone sang Joy to the World as the cantor started the well known hymn, acapella.

A true candlelight mass. It was actually quite beautiful.

Erika said to me,” You just said you wanted to watch that show, where people re-enacted the 1800s.”

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