Pentecost celebrated under a blazing sun

Father Lou Meiman baptized St. Frances of Rome parishioner Josh Runyon, who was also confirmed and received first Eucharist on Pentecost at the outdoor Mass May 23. (Record Photo By Marnie McAllister)

Parishioners of the clustered parishes of St. Leonard and St. Frances of Rome worshipped in the sports field of St. Leonard Church along Zorn Avenue on Pentecost Sunday under the heat of a blazing midday sun May 23.

During the special outdoor Mass, two young St. Frances of Rome parishioners, brothers Josh and Nick Runyon were baptized, Confirmed and received their first Eucharist.

Father Lou Meiman, pastor of both parishes, preached on the Holy Spirit, who he said destroys boundaries and breathes peace into each of us.

Parishioners clustered in the shade during the outdoor Pentecost Mass at St. Leonard Church, 440 Zorn Avenue, May 23. (Record Photo By Marnie McAllister)
With the siren sound of cicadas providing the backing track and a blazing sun from above, parishioners of St. Leonard and St. Frances of Rome worshipped outdoors on Pentecost Sunday. (Record Photo By Marnie McAllister)
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