At the second annual Mass of the Holy Spirit at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, tens of thousands of students came from all over the state. 79 Catholic schools and their students took part in the festivities and in celebrating the new school year.
The students participated in worship, Christian music and prayer. “Coats for Kids”, a donation drive which aimed to gather 12,000 winter coats of youth in the Minnesota area, was also held and saw a great number of donations.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Minneapolis and St. Paul, celebrated the Mass and spoke on serving others. He said that the Holy Spirit guides you and enables you to have the willpower to do good in your community, starting with things like thanking your teachers and school faculty members.
The winter coat drive and the gathering were successes and the Archdiocese looks forward to another one next year.