Friday, August 05, 2005

Annual Mass At The Beach: August 4, 2005

The Eucharist is at the center of our lives as Catholics. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, it is "the source and summit of the Christian life" (CCC, 1324).
Every year we gather our young people at the beach here in Westerly for a special Mass. It's a great opportunity for them to meet Jesus in word and sacrament--in the midst of his beautiful and awesome creation!
I thank Jim and Fran Pucci (and Lauren!) for hosting this event every year. May our Eucharistic Lord bless them for their hospitality and generosity.

Here are some pictures from this year's event:

The crowd begins to gather.

Fran the music man gets the sound system in order.

Deacon Greg reflects on his homily before Mass while Fr. Ray prays for him.


Everyone rejoiced in the Spirit at the end of the Liturgy.

"Just a little something," courtesy of Fran, Jim and Lauren.

"You mean it takes videos, too?"