Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fire at the Easter Vigil Mass

Hubby and I decided to go to the city this morning for a few groceries. We went early in time to be home to watch our favorite team play basketball. We, also, went early to beat the Sunday after church crowds. That got us talking about our Easter plans this year. I thought I was having Easter this year, but daughter no.1 decided to have it on Easter Sunday. She is more centrally located. That in itself is going to be different. We always have Easter on Holy Saturday so that everyone can go to their own church for Easter Sunday. So that left us two options. Go to the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday at 7 p.m. or the Easter  Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. Neither option sounded that appealing for us. Easter Vigil Mass is usually an hour and half, making it near 9 p.m. before we get home. But getting up and being to church by 7:30 a.m. didn’t sound so fun either. We decided since we are to be in Des Moines, a couple of hours away Easter around 11, we better go the Easter Vigil Mass.  Boy, I better get to where I was going with this post. Talking about what to do, got hubby and I talking about the Easter Vigil Mass in the past. As you know, we have four daughters all born within 5 years. All had long hair as little girls. And our church always passes out candles to all attending that are lit during the early part of the Mass. Our girls were fascinated with fire like most kids. I would spend that part of Mass watching and worrying about one of them going up in flames. The good Lord was with us and a million other little kids over the years, because I have never heard of a case of injury. I am sure I will have flash backs to those Masses of long ago this year when we attend the Easter Vigil on Saturday.

Enjoy the day,


  1. I could imagine that you would have to be on constant alert during the mass, fire and hair isn't a great combination.

    Sounds like you will have a full Easter Weekend.


  2. This will be our first year completing the Tridium...we are going to the Vigil. I was always worried about the candles!!!

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