Catholic Underground ©, a.k.a. CU, is a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal - www.franciscanfriars.com. It is a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. JPII 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 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. This provides a window for each person to personally encounter Jesus Christ. The beauty of the darkened Church illumined by candles helps us enter the mystery of our Lord's presence in the Eucharist. The holy hour ends with solemn Benediction. The second part showcases Catholic artists. Here we experience the “new evangelization”. The Underground includes music, poetry, visual art, dancers, film, drama, etc. We end our evening as we began. With the prayer of the Church. Compline (Night Prayer) is simple and beautiful. It concludes with a hymn to Our Lady, Daughter Zion. Mother of the New Jerusalem.
Join hundreds of young people from across the diocese for our monthly Holy Hour for Vocations. Each night includes Eucharistic Adoration with praise and worship, followed by a youth social with sports, free food and live entertainment For more information, visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HolyHourDRVC
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, all teenagers on Staten Island will be invited to participate in a day of prayer, sports, entertainment, and enlightening speakers. The purpose of Youth Fest is to promote Catholic identity among our youth and to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse among many S.I. youth.
Come out for the monthly Brooklyn Holy Hour with music by us and fellowship following.
Bio: The Papa Panchos formed when Mike, Grib, Waka and Memo came together at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY in 2013. From the first moment they came together, everything clicked. The Papa Panchos are the (un)official house band of the Seminary, playing at community functions along with outside...See Full Bio