17 December 2007

It's rose, not pink!

After nearly twenty-five years, our parish finally has a full set of rose vestments (cope, chasuble, two dalmatics, stoles and maniples, chalice veil and burse), which we used for the first time yesterday on Gaudete Sunday. They're so striking that I almost wish we had "Rose Week" rather than "Rose Sunday." But we'll be using them again on Laetare Sunday in Lent -- which will be coming very soon, since Ash Wednesday is on February 6th this year.