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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — More than 80 people attended First Friday Mass at the second Vigil of the Two Hearts devotion at St. Patrick Cathedral Oct. 6. Father Santiago Mariani, parochial vicar at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Charlotte, offered the Friday evening Mass devoted to the Sacred Heart, and heard confessions afterward.

After Mass, many of the faithful stayed for nocturnal Eucharistic Adoration, praying for their families and for the nation’s conversion. The event concluded with First Saturday Mass in the morning.

The monthly vigil is organized by the Catholic Pro-life Action Network of Charlotte (C-PLAN) for the purpose of offering penance for sins and praying for strengthening of families and the nation’s conversion. For details about November’s vigil, go to www.prolifecharlotte.org/two-hearts.

— Mike FitzGerald, correspondent