On Saturday, February 11, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will lead the participants of Catholic Underground in a Eucharistic Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, including praise and worship, prayerful silence, and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The Holy Hour is the first component of Catholic Underground, a monthly event hosted by the Diocese of Bridgeport’s Connected Catholics ministry. Catholic Underground takes place at 7:30 pm on the second Saturday of every month at St. Ann Parish in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Participants of all ages from throughout Connecticut gather in the candle-lit church to encounter Jesus Christ in a personal way, and to join together in prayer and song.
Catholic Underground began in New York City as a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and quickly spread throughout the United States as well as England. The Diocese of Bridgeport has hosted Catholic Underground since October of 2015, and in addition to the powerful Eucharistic Holy Hour, the second component of Catholic Underground is a cultural event showcasing Catholic artists. Over the past year and a half, nationally recognized artists including Josh Blakesley, Danielle Rose and Sarah Kroger have shared their gifts and talents, providing those in attendance with the opportunity to enjoy art and music that is authentically Catholic.
Catholic Underground’s February event will feature a concert by Dan Ferrari, a talented singer/songwriter from the New York City area who performed for Pope Francis while in Rome. Dan’s original music is catchy and energetic, while conveying his deep Catholic faith.
“Catholic Underground is a great way for young adults to stay connected with our Lord and with each other,” shared John Imbimbo, a recent college graduate and a resident of Newtown. “In a world where being a young Catholic is more and more difficult, we need these opportunities to grow in our faith in community. I’m excited for our Catholic Underground to grow and I would recommend it to all adults (not just Catholics) as an opportunity to encounter Christ.”
Catholic Underground is one of several events hosted by Connected Catholics, an outreach for young adults in the Diocese of Bridgeport.