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Catholic Underground Bay Area

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When Jul 21, 2012, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where St. Mary Magdalen Parish
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Catholic Underground Bay Area

Join Young Adults from throughout the Bay for a night of Prayer, Adoration, Socializing and Entertainment

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Adoration & Prayer: 7:30 pm
Confession will be available
Social & Concert: 8:45 pm

Performance by: Paul J. Kim

St. Mary Magdalen Parish
2995 Berryman Street
Berkeley, CA

Free Event - Donations Welcome

Sponsored by the Diocese of Oakland







Who is Paul J. Kim?
Aside from his speaking ability, Paul’s musical talent stands on its own. What sets his music and live performances apart are his vocal abilities: beatboxing (vocal drumming), harmonies, and lyrics. He gives new meaning to the term: “one-man-band”. Using a loop machine on stage that allows him to produce live multi-track vocal instrumentals, he performs original songs and covers; effortlessly moving from one genre to another (acoustic, hip-hop, spoken word). Though his music has mainstream appeal, his lyrics convey a deep message that has captivated audiences of all ages. Paul recently released a short-length music album entitled “Run Fly Fall” (available now on iTunes & Amazon), and the videos he has been featured in on YouTube have accumulated nearly ONE MILLION views. (www.YouTube.com/PJKmusica)



What is the Catholic Underground?
Catholic Underground ©, a.k.a. CU, is a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal - www.franciscanfriars.com.

It is a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. JPII said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place.

The first part of the evening is Eucharistic adoration, and begins with Vespers (Evening Prayer). This is the universal prayer of the Church - prayed by the Catholics throughout the world in every time zone and in every language. After Vespers, there is a time of simple praise. This provides a window for each person to personally encounter Jesus Christ. The beauty of the darkened Church illumined by candles helps us enter the mystery of our Lord's presence in the Eucharist. The holy hour ends with solemn Benediction.

The second part showcases Catholic artists. Here we experience the "new evangelization." The Underground includes music, poetry, visual art, dancers, film, drama, etc. We end our evening as we began. With the prayer of the Church. Compline (Night Prayer) is simple and beautiful. It concludes with a hymn to Our Lady, Daughter Zion, Mother of the New Jerusalem.

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