Palm Sunday at St Mary’s parish, Norwalk, Connecticut.
(Above) The altar. (Below)The blessing of palms took place outdoors on a very chilly morning in late March – the day before it had snowed.
Music this day was provided by the children’s schola, the professional schola and the parish choir, all under the direction of Mr. David Hughes.
(Above) The procession stopped before the closed doors of the church, while cantors within sing “Gloria, Laus et Honor” to which the faithful respond with the refrain.
(Below) After the subdeacon strikes the foot of the processional cross on the doors of the church, the procession and entry into the church follow.
(Above and below) The reading of the Passion according to St. Matthew – including settings by Richard Davy.
(Above) Fr. Richard Cipolla celebrated the Mass. Mr.Stephan Genovese was the deacon and Mr. William Riccio, subdeacon.
Palm Sunday at St. Agnes Church, Manhattan
At St. Agnes Church in Manhattan, the mass was preceded by the blessing and procession of palms. Father William Elder, Judicial Vicar of the Interdiocesan Tribunal of the Province of New York was the celebrant and homilist. Thanks to Mr. Arrys Ortanez for sending us these pictures.
Holy Innocents, Manhattan
Thanks to Mr. Anthony Dacosta for these photos.