Lansing, Mich., Sep 25, 2018 / 15:49 pm
The Diocese of Lansing hosted a gathering of thousands Saturday, hoping to spark a fire for evangelization among Catholics in central Michigan. Nearly 25 percent of regular Mass-goers in the diocese attended the event.
Diocesan officials estimated that 14,000 people turned out Sept. 22 for "Made for Happiness," a Eucharistic assembly held at the Breslin Center, on the campus of Michigan State University.
The diocese said its goal was to reinvigorate the joy of proclaiming the Christian message.
"We hope that it fires people up to go out and do that discipleship, to do that evangelization, to live out their faith in the daily life – in their work environment, in their social environment," said Michael Diebold, Lansing's diocesan spokesman.