Saturday, July 27, 2013

WYD Rio 2013 - Saturday

Today's photos are from yesterday's Mass and Stations of the Cross. After Mass in the early afternoon we gathered together on our hotel balcony for the Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis.

The popemobile traveled slowly stopping many times along the route. And one stop was right in front of our hotel. Upon his arrival to the stage, we settled in to participate in the Stations. While we watched the enactment at two stations in front of our hotel, our attention was quickly switched to the television on our balcony. There we participated with the television and our radios for translations.
The offertory gifts brought by James Zwilling.
Connor Uehlinger brings the gifts to the altar.
The responsorial psalm proclaimed by Nicholas Romano.
Maggie Friel reads the first reading.
Peter Vilceus listens attentively during the Liturgy of the Word.
Waiting for the arrival of the Pope we gathered together on the hotel balcony.
We all brought our dinner to the open air patio prior to Stations of the Cross.
Dusk has arrived, but the Pope is yet to be seen.
The Holy Father arrives in his open-air popemobile.