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Posted on Jan 24, 2016 |

Photo: Ad Altare Dei

Photo: Ad Altare Dei

"Amazing!!!" the bishop of Sioux City, IO, wrote when he shared this photo on his Facebook page. "Many of the March for Life buses were stuck on the PA turnpike today due to the snow storm. including people from the the Diocese of Sioux City. The kids carved an altar out of snow and Fr. Patrick Behm from LeMars said mass for 500 people."

“Amazing!!!” the bishop of Sioux City, IO, wrote when he shared this photo on his Facebook page. “Many of the March for Life buses were stuck on the PA turnpike today due to the snow storm. including people from the the Diocese of Sioux City. The kids carved an altar out of snow and Fr. Patrick Behm from LeMars said mass for 500 people.”

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, “ 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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A view from the other direction: Catholics from stranded buses line the snow-covered berm and hill to attend the Mass (the priest is on the left). Photo by Chris Coleman, via Catholic Vote.

A view from the other direction: Catholics from stranded buses line the snow-covered berm and hill to attend the Mass (the priest is on the left). Facebook posts show many more. Photo by Chris Coleman, via Catholic Vote.