Scenes from the papal Mass at Nationals Park April 17:
My friend Glen and I pose for the camera before the Mass begins. Behind us, on the right, you can see the priests taking their places in their white and red vestments.
This is the best shot I could get of the Mass itself with my simple camera, as the procession begins. Sorry the Holy Father isn't in this one!
As we braved the crowds to get to the Metro after the Mass, we met some Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church who were there from Spokane, Wash. That's my friend and fellow St. Stephen Martyr parishioner Nohad on the right. As you can see, the joy of the Mass was upon us all. Think Catholic Woodstock, minus the mud.