Photos: Multicultural Mass

Photos: Multicultural Mass

On Sunday, January 17th, hundreds gathered in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King for the annual Multicultural Mass. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, presided over the unique and thoroughly enjoyable Mass that celebrated both our diversity and our cultural treasures. Hymns and songs were sung by the Hungarian, Spanish, Eritrean and Sudanese communities. The Liturgy of the Word was proclaimed in Lithuanian, Italian, Korean, and Tigrinian, and the Universal prayer was heard and proclaimed in many different languages including Vietnamese, Polish, and French.

Following Mass, everyone joined together in McNally Hall for refreshments, artistic performances, and the opportunity to meet old and new friends. The congregation enjoyed musical performances from the Croatian, Spanish, Eritrean, and Vietnamese communities.

The Mass fell on the same day as the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, an annual commemoration of the Church that raises awareness of international migration. This is particularly fitting given the current nature of today’s refugee crisis. The day of note represents an opportune moment in which to reflect upon recent events across the globe, events that appeal to our humanitarian compassion and our Christian values to serve our displaced brothers and sisters through prayer and action.

A big thank you to audience members and participants alike from across the Diocese for making the celebration such a big success

Photos by: Communications Office