Rochester cathedral marks Pentecost with festival, procession
As part of Pentecost celebrations at Sacred Heart Cathedral May 20, people of many cultures gathered for a multicultural Mass as well as to celebrate their traditional clothing, food, music and art. A neighborhood procession after Mass featured people in traditional attire holding flags and banners representing their countries of origin. The event concluded with a luncheon at the cathedral.
Tar Meh and her 19-month-old daughter, Thazin Pray, each in traditional Myanmar dress, wait for the neighborhood procession to begin after Mass at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral May 20.
Father Kevin McKenna (second from right in red), rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, begins the procession.
Eight-year-old Neyry Oo (right) carries the Puerto Rican.
Eight-year-old Sat Soe (right) and 5-year-old Nee Tse run with flags.
Pyar Mo (left) processes around Sacred Heart Cathedral with hermother, Mgea Mar.
Obi Virginia wears traditional Nigerian dress during the luncheon.
Janet Courtright (left) and Sharon Swartz volunteered to prepare food for the luncheon.
A description of an entree served at the luncheon.
Louis Viera Jr., chairman of the multicultural luncheon, speaks before food is served.
Father Kevin McKenna says a prayer before the luncheon.
Sister of St. Joseph Sue Hoffman (left) and Candice Johnson look at a cultural display at the cathedral.
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