Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Catholics Parade Through Buckingham

Catholic Spanish Apostolate Youth carry a statue of the Virgin Mary along George Mason Drive in Buckingham. (Click to enlarge the image.)

Catholic Spanish Apostolate Youth paraded through Buckingham on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary, chanting and praying.

The parade began at St. Thomas More Cathedral, on Cathedral Drive, continuing to an area park, before children went to church to celebrate Mass with their families, said Joelle Santolla, a spokesperson for the Arlington Diocese. A walker led the congregants in prayer and call-and-response from the back of the group with a megaphone.

One participant said that the people came from throughout the Northern Virginia area.
Pentecost marks the end of the Easter season for Christians. It is a day they celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.

A man with a megaphone, far left, led congregants in chants and prayers. (Click to enlarge the image.)

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