Sunday, 8 March 2009

Sacristy Open Day

After Mass this morning parishioners had the chance to come and take a closer look at the sacristy and its workings. There was no formal presentation; rather the group had the chance to ask questions about the objects we use for the celebration of Mass and their significance. The 'open day' included a look at the vestments, some of the chalices and the liturgical books. Above, one of the sacristans demonstrates how to light the thurible, in which incense is burnt. The session was organised as part of our 'Curious about the Eucharist?' series, which continues with talks each Tuesday evening during March (details here).