I remember seeing Mrs. Zito praying in the back pews of our church on Sunday afternoons when I served as an acolyte at benediction.
The water spills out over the baptismal font, drenching the minister and the acolyte holding the green book.
He said, ‘I'm allowed to be an acolyte , but this is the first time I have ever been asked by my church in any form to reflect deeply on that which is most fundamental to who I am.’
Afterward he commented to me that I had reminded him of his days as an acolyte when he was a teenager.
the acolyte standing next to the priest called out, and she felt hands pulling her gently out of the way of the old man behind her.
With no Sunday school program for the five or so children present, we were invited to be part of the Sunday morning service. I served as an acolyte , a lay reader, and even led liturgical dance.
A bishop and his acolyte attend her, while courtiers in black robes emerge from the gloom on either side of the bed.
The only other dark face in the photo is that of Francois, who, dressed in the cassock and surplice of an acolyte , stands to one side of the pastor.
Daisy, the unloved eight-year-old in a large family, becomes the willing acolyte to the tender and solicitous Theresa.
Why is it that so many people today are never disturbed or upset at worship (except, of course, when the acolyte does acrobatics, the liturgy runs long, or the kids are cranky and crying)?