Presenting the Light of Easter

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TVC was highlighted in the Old St. Patrick’s Church 2013 Triduum Liturgies Program as follows: “Members of the Trinity Volunteer Corps, Old St. Pat’s newest outreach program that promotes the inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities through meaningful volunteer opportunities, will present the light of Easter.”

Imagine the crowded church in complete darkness at the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass when a huge fire pit springs to life and from that flame the Paschal Candle is lit. Then, pairs of Trinity Volunteers light their candles and descend from the alter among the people sharing the flame with hundreds in the congregation. It seemed like a strong symbolic moment of recognition that our very special adults have much to share with the world around them. Later in the same liturgy, Trinity Volunteers presented the other two primary symbols of the season, water and oil.

TVC filled several important volunteer roles during Holy Week and another dramatic moment was caught on film at the Holy Thursday liturgy when TVC board member Sara Rinke was washing Trinity Volunteer Dan Riley’s feet in the first photo and in the following photo they were working together to wash the feet of the next person in line. This is what TVC is all about, being of service to one another and how sometimes we need help to be able to accomplish that service.