For the first time we decided to take the kids to the Holy Thursday Mass. In the past my husband has gone, and I've stayed home with Harry and Pippi. The Mass is long - closing in on two hours and this is the first time we figured they'd be able to handle it.
I'm glad we went, because it really helps to set the mood for Easter to participate in the various Holy Week offerings.
We had been offered (a month ago) the opportunity to present the Chrism Oil at this Mass. We didn't respond quickly enough and they found another family. It was too bad we didn't have that special job to do - but then again...
Harry was really bothered by the incense. He spent most of the time with his coat over his mouth and insisting the smell was making him sick.
It probably wouldn't have been too good if we'd needed to be part of the various processions with Harry gagging his way along because of the incense. I guess it was just fine that we could sit anonymously in our pew.
Have a blessed Triduum.