Tuesday, April 15, 2008

News on the Pope Visit

Pope2008 is reporting the following awesome news.

Excitement is building in New York City, which will receive Pope Benedict this Friday. A number of Catholic lay people have joined with some local religious communities to plan a welcome that evening. The event will combine prayer, evangelization and singing, which organizers hope Pope Benedict will hear.

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, the Knights of Columbus, the Sisters of Life, Communion and Liberation, the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, the Daughters of St. Paul and other Catholic groups are organizing what they are calling a “massive street evangelization event” at three locations in Manhattan. Their idea is to stand outside churches and invite people on the street to “encounter the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration and Mass.”

After Mass, those at each church will process to the 72nd Street residence of Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, where Pope Benedict will be staying, and join together for a candlelight vigil and singing.

The event begins at 4:30 Friday afternoon at three locations:

· St. Malachy’s: 239 West 49th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave.
· St. Jean Baptiste: Lexington Ave. between E. 75th and E. 76th Streets
· Our Lady of Good Counsel: 230 East 90th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves.

Evangelization is scheduled for two and a half hours, culminating with Eucharistic adoration at 7:00. Priests will be available for confessions. Mass begins at 8:30.

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