The public is invited to view the Papal Mass in Philadelphia live via streaming in the parish hall of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on US 60 West in White Sulphur Springs, beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27.
Hosted by the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus, the viewing is free and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
“We are working on having a big screen upon which to view the Mass which is expected to last about two hours and will be the last Mass Pope Francis will celebrate on his current trip to the United States,” Perk Berry of White Sulphur Springs, grand knight of Council 8689, said in inviting the public to this history making service.
Those attending are invited to bring a snack food in which to share, Berry added, as the Knights will be providing coffee, tea and soft drinks as a group and snacks individually.
Four teenagers and Father Chapin Engler Jr. from St. Charles Borromeo and St. Catherine of Siena Churches attended the Papal Mass in Washington, DC on Wednesday as a part of a larger group representing all areas of the Diocese of Wheeling/Charleston and a number of church members, including at least four members of the Alleghany Highlands Council and its Pocahontas County Roundtable plan to attend the Mass in Philadelphia on Sunday.
For additional information on the Sunday event in White Sulphur Springs, telephone the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley, 304-536-1813.