07 January, 2009

2008 in Retrospect - Worldwide Eucharistic Holy Hour

On 3 October we attended a children's version of the Worldwide Eucharistic Holy Hour which was held in St Patrick's Church, Adelaide (where my grand-mother and mother were married, and in the grounds of my old high school) (http://www.scenicadelaide.com/2008/06/04/st-patricks-church-in-grote-street-adelaide/).

There was a properly trained choir of local children (I think nearly all homeschooled) who sang truly beautifully, the rosary and, of course, Eucharistic adoration.

What made it especially enjoyable was that all the children, right down to the babies and toddlers, were all well behaved and almost as quiet as church mice, and yet those old enough to know their prayers all joined in with focused reverence.
At one point during the ceremony my own boys went forward with all the other children to pray their own intentions on the steps of the sanctuary - they had never done this before so I was quite surprised when they eagerly went forwrd, and was even more stunned at how reverently they knelt to pray, totally oblivious to each other for a short while!

1 comment:

Aussie Therese said...

Steve and I were married in St. Patricks too Marina. It has changed a lot though by the look of your photo.