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The Post travels to Rome


Father Lam Le and church members from Saint John Paul II Catholic Church visited Rome last April. Pictured is: Front (left to right): Dawn Falicki, Chris Pigorsh, Anna Witters, Katie Mendenhall, Nancy Drummond, Mary Ann Mendenhall, and Kara Dault. Back (left to right): Deacon John, Jennette Pigorsh, Mike Pigorsh, Darlene Cooper, Milton Cooper, Shannon Brewster, Tom Witters, Fr. Lam Le, Logan McGahan, Marcella Fase, John Drummond, and Aaron Dault.

Father Lam Le and church members from Saint John Paul II Catholic Church visited Rome last April. Pictured is: Front (left to right): Dawn Falicki, Chris Pigorsh, Anna Witters, Katie Mendenhall, Nancy Drummond, Mary Ann Mendenhall, and Kara Dault. Back (left to right): Deacon John, Jennette Pigorsh, Mike Pigorsh, Darlene Cooper, Milton Cooper, Shannon Brewster, Tom Witters, Fr. Lam Le, Logan McGahan, Marcella Fase, John Drummond, and Aaron Dault.

The first year anniversary of the opening and renaming of Blessed John Paul II, to Saint John Paul II Catholic Church in Cedar Springs, was commemorated with a 10-day pilgrimage tour throughout Rome, Italy. Father Lam Le, along with several Church members took in the experience of a lifetime when Pope Francis made history Canonizing two Popes to Sainthood together on April 27—Pope John XXIII and their Parish’s Patron, Pope John Paul II.

The travelers stayed in apartments within walking distance to the Vatican. They came very close to meeting with the current Holy Father of the Catholic Church, while joining in a general Papal audience he gave to the public on April 23, in St. Peter’s Square. It was announced to the crowd that a group from Cedar Springs was in attendance. Fr. Lam was able to celebrate a Latin Mass and distributed Holy Communion at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter Basilica in the Vatican, along with about 30 other priests. The group was also able to witness Father Lam celebrate Mass at the Pontifical North American College seminary, where he lived and studied for 4 years, as well as many other Churches throughout the city, and was many times assisted by Deacon John Falicki, from Sand Lake, and other members from the group.

The congregation poses in front of the Vatican.

The congregation poses in front of the Vatican.

The pilgrims also toured the Colosseum, Catacombs, and visited the city of Assisi, the home of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment. It was noted Pope John Paul II had met with World Religious Leaders while in Assisi to encourage all to pray for world peace.

The travelers all agreed that they felt honored and proud to not only represent their Cedar Springs Church but also their community. They came back with an even stronger faith. They will miss the bond they made with their new friends in Italy.

The Post thanks Saint John Paul II Catholic Church for taking us with you. It sounds like you had a great time!

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