On Pentecost Sunday, June 5, the St. Charles community was at its best. Through the hard work and genius of the Multicultural Committee we worshipped in a way that truly celebrated the many cultures that intersect at St. Charles, and truly reflected the Spirit of Pentecost. After the Native American smudge ritual, we had Scripture readings in Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Spanish. We heard powerful and emotional stories of immigration. We shared our own stories with one another. We had music in English and Spanish. We had prayers in Tongon, German, Tagalog, Spanish, Tigrinya, Nigerian, and Chuukese. And we had a special dance/prayer by the Aztec Dancers. Oh, and we had food from all over the world!
Many thanks to all those made this celebration great, in particular the Multicultural Committee, the Decorating Committee, both music groups, and Sr Phyllis for coordinating the liturgy.
See the videos and pictures below.