Lenten Revival message urges faithful to turn away from sin, share the Gospel

February 26, 2024 | Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

From News of the Diocese | Diocese of Cleveland

Several hundred people were inspired by the message of Father Oscar Pratt during the annual three-day Lenten Revival presented by the diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministries. St. Adalbert Church in Cleveland hosted this year’s event. The diocesan Gospel Choir and praise dancers were part of the event.

The revival began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, with Mass celebrated by Bishop Edward Malesic. Father Pratt, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, was among the concelebrants, as were Father James Watson, OFM Cap, St. Agnes/Our Lady of Fatima Parish pastor; Father David Domanski, OFM Cap, administrator of Holy Spirit Parish in Garfield Heights; and Father Gary Chmura, pastor of St. Adalbert and Our Lady of Peace parishes, both in Cleveland.

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