Photo: Ad Altare Dei
Trapped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for hours, a group of pilgrims returning from the March for Life celebrated Mass outdoors, on an altar made of snow. According to Bishop Walter Nickless of Sioux City, IO, who shared this photo on Facebook, the priest celebrating mass was Fr. Patrick Behm from the Iowa town LeMars. Other photos show at least four other priests concelebrating, and hundreds of people lining the berm. Fr. Behm’s Twitter feed is full of many photos, and others were shared all day yesterday on Facebook and Twitter. Commenters said they recognized parishioners or relatives from Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Missouri, and other states. One participant tweeted, “
#turnpikemass coolest thing eva.”
For many more photos of the Mass, click on the link above. To read about a local group caught on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, check The Catholic Beat tomorrow!
For a homily on the Mass by Deacon Greg Kandra of New York, click here.
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