How are you preparing for the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis later this month?

Hopefully you are aware that Pope Francis will be making an Apostolic Visit to the United States later this month.  It will include visits to Washington DC (where he will address a joint session of Congress and preside over the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra), New York (where he will address the UN General Assembly) and Philadelphia (where he will preside at the closing mass for the World Meeting of Families).

We recommend that every parish community undertake activities now to help prepare people to fruitfully experience this event.

Some resources and reflections that could be helpful:

http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/2015-papal-visit-catechetical-resources.cfm

http://ncronline.org/blogs/faith-and-justice/five-things-look-during-papal-visit