In keeping with annual tradition, Calvary Cemetery will host a special Mass at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day 2015. This year, Father John Kunz will be the celebrant.
Fr Kunz is the pastor at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. Earlier this year, Fr Kunz took a sabbatical and recorded his travels on a blog of his own. (For some fabulous photos and uplifting recounts, you can visit his blog at http://frjohnkunz.blogspot.com.)
Calvary Caretaker Terry Miller reports that the current forecast for the Fourth of July is sunny and pleasant.
Last year’s torrential rains had the caretaker crew scrambling for Independence Day preparations, but this year’s more moderate weather been much easier to deal with.
Mass at Calvary is typically held in Calvary Chapel, with the usual overflow crowd sitting on lawn chairs outside, with the chapel doors open to the service. There is a public address system so outdoor attendees can comfortably hear the service.
Terry advises attendees to come a bit early and bring lawn chairs.