December 9, 2019

Celeborn and Galadriel Engagement Pictures

We were amazingly blessed this year with engagements of 3 of our children.  The Grouchy Photographer took these shots of Celeborn and Galadriel. 

There were a few other cute ones but we'll save those to put up at the wedding reception.

Please pray for our engaged couples as they prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony!

December 8, 2019

Immaculate Conception

Blessed Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

 We were blessed to Cardinal Burke in our area. 
 Sam, Merry, Pippin, and Bilbo served for the Pontifical High Mass with Cardinal Burke. They had a lengthy practice prior.

 We were blessed to have organist Bruce Bengston play, fantastic organist!

 The choir director, Aristotle Esguerra is a fabulous musician with perfect pitch! It's such a blessing to get to sing under his direction on special occasions.

 Samwise lighting the candles. He was book bearer and I think he also helped with the vesting of the Cardinal.

 We sang a sweet Mass "Messe Secunda" by Haller

 Check out this cape!

 His humility was astounding.

 Those of us who stayed for the reception were blessed to kiss his ring.

 Please pray for Cardinal Burke.