Boston, Mass., Feb 10, 2023 / 13:15 pm
As 1 million visitors are expected to descend upon downtown Phoenix for Super Bowl LVII festivities prior to the Sunday game, the Diocese of Phoenix is capitalizing on the opportunity to share the love of Christ.
“We want to offer people the love of God and the hope that we have in Christ,” Joyce Coronel, program manager for Christ in Our Neighborhood, the diocese’s evangelization program, told CNA Friday.
Coronel has set up a team of about 12 volunteers to encounter pedestrians and hand out sacramentals like rosaries and miraculous medals, in addition to informational pamphlets on the Catholic faith.
Additionally, an assembly of priests has been organized to cover continuous hours of confession in an outdoor confessional right on the side of the street.