Bowl In Pasadena, California
On May 19, a busload of St. Paul’s
parishioners headed toward Rose Bowl stadium in
Pasadena, not to watch the game but to participate in
one of the biggest gathering of Catholics in California.
Los Angeles Archdiocese along with Knights of Columbus
held the Rosary Bowl, a day of prayer for World Peace,
in an evening.
Catholics of various rites within the greater Los
Angeles and cities far, gathered together to see their
sisters and brothers in faith, clothed in different
colors and speaking in different languages and dialects
praise the Lord and pray to Virgin Mary, mother of God,
for peace and tranquility in world.
The program started at 6pm and lasted for more than 3 ½ hours is a brisk and somewhat chilly weather. Speakers included Bishop Solis of Los Angeles Diocese, Immaculée Ilibagiza (survivor of Rwanda Genocide), Carl Anderson of Knights of Columbus, and James Caviezel
best known for his role in Mel Gibson’s movie “The
Our group sat on the bleachers awaiting for Fr. Noel’s turn to praise the Lord in Aramaic, yet the hopes faded away when His Eminence Cardinal Mahoney started the Rosary, skipping Fr. Noel’s part. We head back to church about 10pm and all of the participants liked the program and were thankful to Fr. Noel for arranging this