As expected, the evening service was beautiful and meaningful. Fr. Clarence again conducted one of his Marian-oriented homilies in which he incorporates the singing of several traditional and time-honored hymns especially dedicated to Our Lady. I always find myself deeply stirred and "chicken-skinned" when I hear the entire congregation united in one voice, lovingly praising our Blessed Mother in song, in a manner that she deserves from us - her adopted children through Christ, her Divine Son.
After the Mass, the festivities concluded with refreshments in our "Friendship Lanai", which was highlighted with lighthearted fellowship amongst our parishioners.
her raiment threaded with gold;
In embroidered apparel she is led to the King.
The maids of her train are presented to the King.
They are led in with glad and joyous acclaim;
they enter the palace of the King."
~ Psalm 45:14-16