Monthly Archives: October 2011

Lord of All

“One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many, throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord”
Refrain from “One Bread, One Body” by John Foley
The refrain of this popular hymn still rings in my ears a week after participating at one the White Masses celebrated last weekend in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  Designated white to signify our baptism, the White Masses were offered throughout our diocese on October 29 and 30 to “celebrate the giftedness of persons with special needs”.
My daughter Samantha, who is 14 years old and has autism, and I attended the White Mass at Church of the Resurrection in Portsmouth, VA.  Feeling just a bit anxious at being at an unfamiliar church, we made our way through the doors and were greeted warmly by the pastors, some friends and Nita Grignol, director of the …