(Moved this post up at the Sisters' request; scroll down for newer posts.)
Sister Mary Karen of the Sisters of Life e-mails the following news for New Yorkers:
Spread the word! Join thousands of New Yorkers and pilgrims as we show our love for Pope Benedict XVI during his Apostolic Visit to the Americas.
What? A massive street evangelization event at three distinct locations in Manhattan! Join 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 rockin’ groups in inviting people on the street to encounter the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration and the Holy Mass! After Mass, those at each church will process to Pope Benedict XVI’s accommodations and join together for a candlelight vigil and singing.
When? This Friday, April 18
4:30 pm: Street evangelization begins – meet at individual churches
7:00 pm: Eucharistic Adoration with music & confession
8:30 pm: Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Candlelight procession to welcome the Holy Father in song follows!
Where? Three location options in the heart of Manhattan:
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.
UPDATE—MUSICIANS NEEDED: Sister Mary Karen adds: "We are looking for musicians to join us on the street evangelization. People who can sing, or play something—sacred music—no Beatles or that kind of stuff."