Saturday, July 27, 2013

WYD Rio 2013 - Saturday

Faith-sharing continued as our pilgrims commented on the Holy Father's homily at Rio. The essential theme we received was that each of us is asked to "put on faith, put on hope, put on love." As St. Paul urges us to "put on Christ," we must "put on faith, hope and love."

Yesterday we celebrated Mass on the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Special intentions were made for our grandparents, especially those who were recently departed. 

We also participated in the Stations of the Cross. We attempted to participate in the Stations from the Copacabana beach, but all access was cut-off. We returned to our hotel balcony to watch and participate. We welcomed the Pope as he traveled past our location we screams and waves. Two of the Stations could be seen from our balcony were the WYD Cross stopped.

After the Stations our pilgrims ventured out to the beach during the concert. Contemporary Catholic artist Matt Maher began singing once we stepped onto the beach. 120 pilgrims livened the crowds until the rains came again. 

Today we are excited to be a part of the Vigil service this evening. All events have been moved to the Copacabana beach which makes our location a very good one. 
Katie Broshek
Becca Suydam
Adrianna Duggan
James Zwilling
Bobby McCarthy
Matthew Doyle
CJ Mahler