Monday, April 14, 2008

Greet the Pope (and pray the night before) on Pennsylvania Ave.

If you'd like to catch a glimpse of the Pope and don't have a Mass ticket, your best bet in Washington, D.C., is to catch his Wednesday popemobile route, which will pass by my parish church, St. Stephen Martyr, at 25th and Pennsylvania. St. Stephen is the only parish church to be honored with a papal drive-by. All are invited to join my parish in cheering the Holy Father and also to make a mini-pilgrimage to pray for his intentions at the church, which will be open 24 hours (!!!) the entire duration of the papal visit, tomorrow through Friday morning, with a security guard present at night.

Also lovely to see that Pope Benedict is bringing beautiful weather with him. That forecast sure looks like divine intervention to me.