Yesterday, I practically lived at our church: I sang for a funeral, a wedding, and regular mass...in that order. I took today off, and we went to DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Tipton for the Altoona Diocese Family Faith Day. Ride and Slide passes were just $10 for all day, and Bishop Bartchak offered mass outside at 3 pm.
About three-quarters of the way through the Bishop's very nice homily, the heavens opened and drenched all those present. As we huddled under a crowded pavilion, mass continued. Though it was difficult to hear the Bishop over the rain on the aluminum roof, we were able to follow the order of the mass well enough. The rain did not last long, and by the time mass was ended, we went in peace back to the amusement rides.
(And yes, Mike was there...he just took all the pictures today!)