Saturday, February 28, 2009

Catholic Underground Comes to London

Before you do anything else you need to fetch out your pda, mobile phone or dead tree and jot down: Saturday 28th March, 7.30pm, Holy Ghost, Catholic Underground.

Done it? OK, now you can read on...

Catholic Underground London is a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope John Paul II said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place.

The event consists of both traditional worship and modern entertainment. The first part of the evening is Eucharistic adoration and begins with vespers (Evening prayer). This is the universal prayer of the Church - prayed by the Catholics throughout the world in every time zone and in every language. After Vespers, there is a time of simple praise. The second part of the evening showcases Christian artists and aims to be a reflection of the Gospel message through contemporary culture. It includes rappers, bands, poetry, visual art, dancers, film, drama and more.

Two intrepid English lads have decided the time has come to introduce Catholic Underground to Britain. And they say on their website: Catholic Underground London takes its inspiration from the US but we aim to provide something with a distinctly English flavour.

If you can please join us for this event. It will be good to show Patrick and Trevor that we appreciate their efforts and to ensure that it does indeed develop that distinctly English flavour. Even if you can't come, you can give them a message of support at their Facebook Group.

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