The holiest (and my favorite) week of the year is coming to a close. Today is Good Friday. Growing up I always felt like the Friday before Easter never got the recognition it deserved. After all, without Good Friday, Easter Sunday wouldn't have been nearly as remarkable a day as it was. Without Good Friday, Easter Sunday wouldn't have even been necessary really. When I began dating Steven I started attending the masses with him during Holy Week. I thought they were wonderful and I still do.
Tomorrow night is the Easter Vigil. This is the night that new members will be baptized and confirmed into the Catholic church. After about 9 months of preparation it is a very joyful time for them, and it is a very joyful mass. It is probably my favorite of all of the masses during Holy week, aside from Easter Sunday of course! We will be out of town this year but I think we are going to try to go to the Easter Vigil in my grandma's town because we love it so much.