Second season of Spirit Alive! kicks-off with blessing of Bibles

November 24, 2008

Blessing of Bibles this weekend (Nov 29-30) at Diocese of Rochester parishes

Catholics throughout the 12-county Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester are invited to bring their personal and family Bibles to church this coming weekend (Saturday evening and Sunday) for a special Blessing of Bibles.

The Blessing of Bibles will launch the second season of Spirit Alive! — the three-year diocesan spiritual renewal that began last year. The blessing also kicks off Project Mark, in which all Catholics will be encouraged to read the same “book” — the Gospel of St. Mark — from the first Sunday of Advent Nov. 30 through the last Sunday of Lent in March 2009.

A downloadable bookmark with weekly readings, reflection questions and other resources are available at