“Coming Home” to the 2019 Missouri State Fair
An unapologetically agrarian rendition of the Lourdes Hymn rang out from a space usually reserved for livestock.-Catholic Missourian
About 80 Catholics were gathered for Mass in the Youth Building Sales Arena on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia.
It was the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the 117th annual Missouri State Fair was in full swing.
“You’ll have to forgive me if I get confused. With the sound of cattle lowing in the background, I might think it’s Christmas instead of the Assumption!” said the presider, Father David Veit, pastor in solidum of Sacred Heart and St. Patrick parishes in Sedalia and the St. John the Evangelist mission in Bahner.
Joining him at the altar was Father Joseph Corel, who serves with Fr. Veit as pastor in solidum.