On Friday we had Liam Watkins overnight because we were going to the Fan the Fire Conference up in York, PA, and wanted to get an early start.
We left at 7:30 a.m. and arrived at the church at around 9:00. A few glitches with the GPS notwithstanding it was an easy drive.
We spent the day listening to some great talks, good music, and had a wonderful time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession, with a very special Mass as the pinnacle of the day.
|Speaker and Rapper "Righteous B"|
|Father explaining the wonder of the Blessed Sacrament before Adoration|
|Statue of St Francis and Jesus in the Church|
|A moment of reflection before Mass...|
And this afternoon, we were blest to spend the afternoon celebrating Maria Hoppel's Sweet Sixteen!
|Waiting for the guest of honor...|
|What girls do at a party....|
|What boys do at a party....|
|And then there are the parents!|
|This is not your average musical chairs. Don't they all look well-behaved? This turned into full-contact Musical Chairs! Flying bodies, bruises, flipping chairs. The Ravens probably had fewer injuries tonight.|
|A few of the survivors|
|Of course there was swing dancing....|
|And Birthday Cake!|
What a blessing to have so many special families to share special times with!