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Lift the City - a Catholic Eucharistic flash mob (Catholic Caucus)
WDTPRS ^ | June 25, 2011 | Fr. Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 06/25/2011 1:21:07 PM PDT by NYer

Please watch this whole video before reacting. Then think about it for a few minutes before reacting.

A Franciscan priest and a small group with him took it to the streets and staged a Eucharistic Flash Mob.

WATCH THE VIDEO

What do you all think of this for urban centers in wealthy countries?

I think something like this needs some care to preserve proper reverence for the Blessed Sacrament. I am not sure how this squares with liturgical law, involvement with the local bishop, etc.

But… if those things can be worked through…

Does this fit with the New Evangelization?

Is this what we need to do?

Let’s have a WDTPRS POLL.

Please choose your best answer along this short scale and leave a comment in the combox.

IMPORTANT: I ask that you allow everyone else to have their say. Don’t attack other people’s opinions. Let’s aim for the high road in the combox.

About Extraordinary Form "dialogue" Mass.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Worship
KEYWORDS: adoration; eucharist

1 posted on 06/25/2011 1:21:12 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 06/25/2011 1:22:44 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

My first thought was, why not a Eucharistic Procession, with Knights of Columbus, a canopy, the Priest and servers in full dress, and the rest, while the people follow along and sing traditional songs like “Ecce Pane Angelorum.”

We used to do that during Holy Week. One reason why some of the bystanders paid no attention in this case is that they probably didn’t even begin to realize what was going on.


3 posted on 06/25/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NYer

Praise God that it is not illegal in the UK.


4 posted on 06/25/2011 1:39:56 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Cicero

That would be the best form of adoration. Were you able to figure out in which country this event took place? Obviously English speaking.


5 posted on 06/25/2011 1:40:33 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Jesus is truly present everywhere.

He cannot be harmed when Eucharistically present some people ignore him and do no revere him.

He longs to be with even those who do not love Him.

His special presence in the city square touches and lifts those who have been missing him for years.

This is a great thing.


6 posted on 06/25/2011 1:46:59 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: NYer

The city of Preston, England.


7 posted on 06/25/2011 1:58:54 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Thank you! Just curious ... how did you figure that out?


8 posted on 06/25/2011 2:01:48 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer
St. George's Shopping Centre, Preston, England.


9 posted on 06/25/2011 2:02:37 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NYer

It’s in the title card on the video. I Googled “preston england” and on the Wiki article I found the photo of the shopping center, showing right where it took place.


10 posted on 06/25/2011 2:05:38 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NYer

Actually, we did it here in Montpelier, the Capital of Vermont, for a few years. Around the block and down Main Street along the way. The place could certainly use a little exposure to something other than hippies and moonshots.

I’m not sure why it was dropped. Different choir director, and we have gone down from three priests in our church to one, as the younger ones have been sent elsewhere.

We do still have full dress Knights of Columbus, who show up for Holy Week with their full dress, hats and swords.


11 posted on 06/25/2011 2:10:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
Actually, we did it here in Montpelier, the Capital of Vermont, for a few years.

Hello neighbor! I did not realize you were just across the border. Have you been watching the History Channel program - 'How the States Got their Shape'? On a recent program, they posted a list of 4 states (including VT) and posed the question - "which state is the least religious?" I had to step away for a few minutes and missed the response. So, how is the state of religion in VT?

12 posted on 06/25/2011 2:26:06 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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I think there have always been problems with religion in Vermont.

We do have some old churches in the neighborhood, but they were nondenominational and somewhat weak, from what I have heard.

The Catholic Church in Montepelier appears to have undergone the usual renovations after Vatican II, although there are still beautiful stained glass windows. The people who attend Mass all appear to be strong Catholics—I suppose the others were mostly driven out in the 60s and 70s. I’ve only been in Vermont for 11 years myself.

One source of Catholicism in Vermont, of course, was the French Canadians who lived her. The rest of the population mostly came up from Massachusetts because they couldn’t stand the Puritan atmosphere and wanted a little freedom.

We had a Catholic school, but it closed down last year due to financial problems, and the students were merged into another school in a neighboring town. The current bishop appears to be sound, but I suspect there were problems with the previous one.


13 posted on 06/25/2011 2:36:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Simple in Beauty. Needs to be done here in US.


14 posted on 06/25/2011 2:40:39 PM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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To: Cicero

You should see what they do at St John Cantius Church in
Chicago They have processions around the city streets,and
the choir did a flash mob scene downtown to honor a prominent parishoner. Great stuff. Right now the Choir is in Krakow, Poland singing at the cathedral.


15 posted on 06/25/2011 2:42:51 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: NYer

this is awesome, a great way to bring God to people’s day to day lives


16 posted on 06/25/2011 3:01:02 PM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: MondoQueen

are they coming to Warsaw?


17 posted on 06/25/2011 3:06:25 PM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: NYer

A Eucharistic Flash Mob. Somehow the ideas seem inconsistent.


18 posted on 06/25/2011 3:36:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters.)
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To: Cicero
My first thought was, why not a Eucharistic Procession, with Knights of Columbus, a canopy, the Priest and servers in full dress, and the rest, while the people follow along and sing traditional songs like “Ecce Pane Angelorum.”

Like this?

My mother is a parish council member at the co-Cathedral. She is trying to get Bishop Matano to agree to a Eucharistic procession down Church St. in Burlington.

19 posted on 06/25/2011 3:52:05 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: NYer
Awesome.

We'll do a procession tomorrow, but we just go up the block and back. A few people come out of their houses to pay their respects.

20 posted on 06/25/2011 3:55:30 PM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yes, very much like that.

Church Street would be awesome. It’s appropriately named for it, but for those who don’t know Burlington, it’s also the major shopping, dining, and meeting street where traffic is closed off and there are usually plenty of people walking up and down it.


21 posted on 06/25/2011 4:02:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NYer

This was a most edifying display.

Bless the Lord, Jesus the Christ, and bless the hearts of those who love him..


22 posted on 06/25/2011 4:10:20 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: NYer

It was beautiful. Thank you.


23 posted on 06/26/2011 12:22:39 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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A monk elevating the Eucharist with another preaching Jesus Christ in a public square...? Oh, the PUBLIC SCANDAL!

I love it! This is the kind of faith that evangelized the pagans so successfully.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 3:02:42 PM PDT by arielguard (Fasting without prayer is vainglory.)
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