What better place to learn about the physical and spiritual aspects of death than Calvary Cemetery on a beautiful Friday in June?
That was the experience the Summer Youth Group “ABLAZE” from Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church (SSPPCC) enjoyed a week ago.
Their spiritual guide was Father Andrew Whiting, pastor of SSPPCC. Calvary Caretaker Terry Miller provided knowledge and insights regarding the physical matters.
“It was such a beautiful day…God was smiling on us,” remarked Beverly Miller, Director of Youth Ministry at SSPPCC.
According to Beverly, the group’s focus involved the Devotion to the Sacred Heart. Father Andrew spoke about Purgatory and the benefit of living prayers for the souls of the deceased.
“I think that talk on the Power of Prayer had a big impact on our group. To know that their prayers could do something for those souls who can’t help themselves…that was significant,” said Beverly.
Terry gave the group a tour of the chapel, entertained them with the history of the cemetery and talked about some of the biggest monuments on the property, including the majestic Kron Angel.