The “sense of mystery” and awe Catholics should experience at Mass is not one prompted by Latin or by “creative” elements added to the celebration, but by an awareness of sacrifice of Christ and his real presence in the Eucharist, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis encouraged families to take up their calling “with renewed conviction” and urged them to make sure the love they share is “always open, directed outward, capable of ‘touching’ the weak and wounded, the frail in body and the frail in spirit, and all whom you meet along the way.”
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “is good news for the protection and sacred dignity of human life. … Every person is created in the image and likeness of God, and God loves every single human life.”
People from around the diocese gathered June 18 to listen to speakers, pray and celebrate Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler at the Cathedral of Saint Mary for the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ and the local start of the Eucharistic Revival.
“Creating art is an interesting way to share your faith,” said Aquiliana Wolf, 14, who helped to organize the program. “God tells us to spread our faith to others — Art in the Park is how I share what I love with young people, so they can learn to love God and art as much as I do.”