Anticipation builds among the altar servers.

Fr. John blesses a bowl of water.

The Church and her members are blessed with Holy Water!

Fr. John begins the service to bless the Kern River.

Fr. John enters the river to bless it.

The service of blessing the Kern River continues as young parish members wade in the river.

Fr. John enjoys splashing parish members on the banks with the newly blessed water from the Kern River.

A young parish member pours water from his rainboots after wading in the Kern River with Fr. John.