Imagine - a group of people is in the catacombs underneath Rome; there is only candlelight. They hear the evangelist St. Mark as he talks in contemporary American speech, through the person of Frank Runyeon, about meeting Jesus in Galilee. Everyone can be part of the action. And that is only the first night of the St. Edmond Parish Mission that begins at 7 p.m., Monday, March 4.
On Tuesday, March 5, St. Luke will share his stories on the road with Jesus, and the audience will travel with him.
On Wednesday, March 6, people will be taken back to Jerusalem during a very troubled time, only 12 years after Jesus. There, James, a man of deep emotion and wit, speaks with great wisdom to troubled church members: the scandalized, the know-it-all, the pampered, the humble, the angry - to everyone there as they have their own part to play in this story.
This three-day mission starts each evening at 7 p.m. in the worship space at St. Edmond Church. The mission is sponsored by St. Edmond's Liturgy Committee during this designated Year of Faith to help bring everyone closer to the good news of Christ. There is no admission charge, and seating is open to the entire community on a first-come, first-served basis.
The week's special events begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, when Runyeon as St. Matthew retells the famous Sermon on the Mount, followed by a recounting of Runyeon's personal experiences of living faithfully in the midst of today's commercial media in “Hollywood vs. Faith.” The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council No. 7297 is proud to provide this program at no charge. Everyone is welcome, but seating is limited to 350 people for the Sunday program. To sign up for free tickets for Sunday call Bill Drake, 302-227-5457; Randy Smith, 302-226-2626; or Ray Cilea, 302-226-3778.