My little friend Mary Ann used to dictate what Mass I went to on the weekend. I would bring communion to her afterwards, and with her illness the timing was tricky. I used to like the 7:15 Mass on Sunday morning since I’m up early whether I have to work or not. But that would have me arriving during Mary Ann’s Mass on TV, and I didn’t want to disrupt her routine. And when I discovered the 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday, which is the young people’s Mass, I really liked that one, but that would have me arriving at Mary Ann’s house too late for her. So we settled on 4 PM Mass on Saturday for most of the time that I knew her.
Now I’ve rediscovered the 5:30 Mass. I love seeing the young people serving in all the roles during Mass, and the music, the music is so upbeat. But what I like the most about it is when they sing a version of Leonard Cohen’s Alleluia. Hearing that at Mass yesterday reminded me of a video I saw a few years ago of kids from PS22 on Staten Island singing that same version of Alleluia. I believe it went viral so you may have seen it. I loved it, and followed the links in YouTube to see more of their songs and read about their amazing teacher. I hope the link works in WordPress and that you also like it.