I then had to attend another mass later in the afternoon at a huge cathedral downtown. The church was absolutely stunning! The following picture does not do the ceiling justice. This mass was presided by the Bishop of the San Jose diocese, Fr. Patrick. There was about 200 or so people from other parishes all there to be elected. There was a small mass, then a procession with each parish walking up to the alter, having our names read, then bowing to the Bishop. It was all pretty cool (except all the incense which made my allergies go haywire!).
This is after the ceremony. I actually managed to get up to the Bishop to have my picture taken!
The next big step is the actual baptism, confirmation, and first communion which all takes place at the Easter vigil. I hope I don't have to get all the way in the fountain!