200 souls

Last Saturday night, Archbishop Prendergast hosted an evening of Eucharistic Adoration as a Pentecost Vigil.

The Archbishop exposed the Blessed Sacrament himself, before proceeding to the back of the Cathedral to hear confessions for an hour and a half. At the end of the evening, he led Benediction before reposing the Blessed Sacrament back in the Tabernacle.

About 200 people participated, with 75% being 30 years old or younger! It was a great moment. I’m sure that the Holy Spirit will bring abundant blessings upon our archdiocese. We should never underestimate the power of such community prayer, especially before the Blessed Sacrament.

It was also great to see the Archbishop leading his flock and giving so generously of his time to hear confessions. May God bless him in his ministry.

3 thoughts on “200 souls

  1. That’s so wonderful!
    This reminds me of a conversation I had with a senior catholic who was concerned that the ‘changes’ and ‘closing’ of Pope Benedict would scare young people away. It seems so ironic since it was the 70’s and 80’s that scared the young people away, with the liberal changes, from what I can see.
    Do you have a good sense of what under-30’s think? I’m getting older now so I’m not really quite sure what under-30’s catholics think as a whole 🙂
    Neil

  2. I can tell you some things a small but increasing minority of us think: We love it when our Church is mostly traditional and sticks to its guns on the major issues/doctrine/dogma, and these devotions are beautiful experiences to partake in. We are tired of liberals in our church, priests and bishops who don’t care for their faith as well as fellow parishoners who live CINO (catholic in name only) lives, and those who subscribe to liberal theologies (e.g. liberation theology, feminism, Lonergan theology …) or ultra right wing extremism (e.g. SSPV, SSPX). We want out Church back and we want it just right, as perfectly exemplified by our Beloved B16!!!!

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