Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Life

This photo was taken by Obed Lima and appears on the front page of this week's The Tablet newspaper of one of the 12 baptisms that took place at the Easter Vigil at St. Sebastian. The sponsor is Richard Chun. The woman is Andrea, the wife of the newly baptized Peter Joseph Park. I officiated at their wedding back in February. In addition to the RCIA which Peter and Andrea both attended (she said she learned a lot as well) they both came and spoke with me several times.

Did I mention that 46 people, including the 12, received the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion at the Vigil? The entire liturgy took 2 hours and 15 minutes and was truly a wonderful and prayerful experience.