Capturing Family Moments

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.  - Aaron Siskind

My father was always an avid photographer.  He took countless photographs of our family and would consistently capture our trips. Often he would shoot until my sisters rolled their eyes and told him to stop. I suspect that was part of what he liked as well.

As time has passed we have all grown increasingly grateful for his love of the camera. My parents have freely shared the photos he has taken. It can be overwhelming at times as we work to sort through them, but that is far better than not having any to sort. We each have our favorites, however, they are all of family moments.

Smart phones and selfies have certainly changed the way we do all of this today. There are some moments worth being deliberate as we seek to capture a photo we will treasure in years to come. We hope to be a part of that at Ascension. We are creating three places that will be staged for photo opportunities this Sunday, since Easter is a time when we are often dressed our very best.

  • In the Narthex by the stained glass

  • In the courtyard on the benches 

  • On the large playground

I hope you will help welcome others as we make our way to these places for a photo. Families can help photograph one another, or you can take a selfie in these areas. We hope you'll use the hashtag "#ascensiondallas" as you post to social media too!

Blessings -
Fr. Paul