Love this idea, which came from PewSitter:
"When Shepherd 1 touches down next week, Catholics all over the United States will joyfully welcome Benedict XVI our Church’s spiritual leader. To mark this momentous event I have a modest proposition to put forward: The simultaneous ringing of all Catholic Church bells across the entire country."
PewSitter proposes that every Catholic church ring their church bells for 10 minutes next Tuesday to joyfully welcome the Bishop of Rome. Landing time for Pope Benedict is 4 PM EST next Tuesday, April 14. I agree with Whispers in the Loggia, ten minutes is a bit much. Three or four minutes is plenty and would still be a wonderful way to mark this significant visit.
Please pass the word to your own priests, pastors, nuns, deacons, everybody!
We're nine days away from seeing the Pope at the Mass he's celebrating at Yankee Stadium. Good time for a novena to help keep Papa Ratzi safe during this trip, to give him energy, strength and support. I think the Novena to St. Benedict would be appropriate here, yes?