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Week In, Week Out - 2022-03-20
March 27, 2022
[Week In, Week Out] Deep within the 10th year of this apostolate, we still offer a visible Christian presence in public! So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort. One evangelist was available.
Last week featured cool and breezy Spring weather but, praise God!, nothing threatened to blow off our table (except once, when a certain man was trying to choose a Rosary; he may have thought the evangelist was pressing down on a group of Rosaries to say “off limits”, but it was just to keep them from blowing away <sheepish grin>).
“John”, the maintenance man, came early and stayed until one minute before closing time. At least, he didn’t feel interrupted when the evangelist offered Rosaries to (the occasional) passerby. And, if she was distracted and would have missed someone, he cheerfully called out the offer.
A Catholic family stopped. They were already fond of praying together, they said. The dad and two children each chose a Rosary. The mom was evidently content with the one she already had at home. We encouraged them to pray it together daily.
A fairly young woman, all clad in purple, stopped for a free Rosary. She was already familiar with the devotion, and gladly chose a bright purple one.
One young-adult woman dropped back out of her group to get a Rosary. The evangelist gave a very brief explanation of the devotion before she hurried off.
A man and woman, 20-somethings, stopped for Rosaries. The man seemed already familiar with it because he exclaimed about how very effective it was when he wanted to get his mind off some worry. The evangelist urged them to pray it often.
Although foot traffic was fairly light, and interest in general seemed low, the evangelist still gave away 7-10 Rosaries and its pamphlet.
Please pray for us again today? Today is last day of the annual secular music festival, returning after a multi-year break. The last time it was held, some people passing our table were visibly relieved to encounter a Christian presence. May God use us again this year! Please pray, too, that God prepares people’s hearts to perceive their need for Our Savior and His Holy Catholic Church and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts!
There is never an off-season for the Gospel! So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate. In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!
“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).