Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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.
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