Attention all New England Catholics! We’re one week away, August 9, from the 2008 Proud2BCatholic Music Festival. This year it’s not just the eighth annual event, but also the ‘official Youth event for the Bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Boston.
This is a fun all-day event, centrally located in Framingham, Massachusetts, just off the Mass. Turnpike at the Marist Center, which is run by the Marist Fathers order. Cardinal Sean O’Malley will be celebrating Mass. The musicians include Tony Melendez, Martin Doman, Kelly Pease, Zealou, and others. There’s Adoration all-day, as well as Confession; an International food court; talks by speakers for the whole family; folks selling all kinds of cool Catholic stuff.
Tickets this year are a reduced price of $15 and children under 12 are free with adult admission. Religious and clergy get in free.
My brother-in-law Pete Campbell is the organizer, visionary, and driving force behind these events and every year it’s a great time that all too few people take advantage of. Really, what are you doing next weekend that’s better than hanging out with your family, with friends, with hundreds of other excited Catholics, sitting in a beautiful field under sunny skies (we pray!), listening to music, and then worshipping God in the Eucharist with Cardinal O’Malley. Come on!
And if you do plan on going, look for me or drop me an email and we’ll get together and say Hi. I love seeing you guys there every year.