Dwain Hebda arkansas-catholic.org Josephine Wakwe peered at the digital camera screen and upon seeing the image of herself — arms flung wide to embrace a fellow parishioner during the sign of peace — tipped back her head and let go peals of full, round laughter. “It looks like I’m having a good time!” she squealed, as others around her shared in her merriment. While the appropriate term in any language is to “celebrate” Mass, few live up to a literal translation of the word quite like the Igbo Mass, which occurs the third Sunday of the month at St. Augustine Church in North Little Rock. Equal parts religious worship and cultural expression, the Igbo Mass oozes joyous fervor in a swirl of color and sound. “We believe in singing and being in a joyful mood in our singing and dancing,” said celebrant Father Innocent Okore. “We believe the Mass is a time to be joyful and we are dancing for being in the presence of the Lord.” to read more click here: arkansas-catholic.org
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