Thursday, August 10, 2006

Annual Mass at the Beach: August 10, 2006

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! The weather was ominous when we arrived, but the Lord kept the thunderstorms away and we had a marvelous evening.
I thank Jim and Fran Pucci (and Lauren!) for hosting this event once again. May our Eucharistic Lord bless them for their hospitality and generosity.
Thanks also to our favorite "shutterbug", Elaine Chicoria, for taking these great pictures.
(Click on images to enlarge.)