More photos of “play Mass”

It is interesting how one post can engender another.

This is from a reader:

Dear Father,

A friend forwarded our family a link from your site–a young boy had replicated the mass using some small plastic toys. We found it quite amusing because we, too, replicate mass with the very same toy brand.  There is usually quite a bit of improvisation, including paper clips, tissue paper, fabric scraps, and saint statuettes snatched from various bedside tables, bookshelves and dressers.  You may also notice that the kneeling altar boys are not actually kneeling (they bend only at the waist and arms);  rather, they are sitting down and their heads have been turned backwards. If you look at their feet you may find a humorous sight.

Attached you will find a few pictures detailing the fruits of a rainy Saturday afternoon. Below you will find short descriptions of each photo. 

The numberings are the last two digits of each file name.
#20: Holy Mass-Asperges action shot: Narthex view
#24: Holy Mass-Asperges action shot: behind Altar view
#32: Altarpiece close-up
#36: Asperges action close-up

You may notice that Mary and Joseph were added in a few of the pictures–they are a bit larger than the other statuettes, and we weren’t quite sure how to place them at the beginning of the photo shoot.

Thank you so much for your blog; it is our family’s computer home page and the cause of many fruitful dinnertime discussions.


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  1. Kerry says:

    Nice to see there are no ‘Gather’ tune books. Heh.

  2. irishgirl says:

    That is soooo cool!

    And I recognize the ‘Florentine’ statues-I sold those in the Catholic bookstore I used to work at!

    Haha Kerry-love your comment about “no ‘Gather’ tune books.” Good one!

  3. Jacob says:

    Playmobile guys rock!

  4. Original Blend says:

    Was the Mass offered at a military chapel?

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