St. Ann’s Catholic Church will be host to the first-ever contemporary outdoor revival sponsored by the Diocese of Raleigh, beginning Sunday, Sept. 21, on the church grounds at 4057 U.S. 70 West.
Terry Jackson, diocesan director of evangelization, said the revival – titled “Come and see” from John 1:39 – is an effort to reach out to the “un-churched” and inactive Catholics in eastern North Carolina.
The revival will be held in both English and Spanish.
Jackson said, “A priority in the area of evangelization, and also the most difficult, is to reach out to those who are un-churched. One of the effective ways to do that in the South is through the medium of a ‘tent revival’ or in some cases, an ‘outdoor revival.’”
The tent revival was widely used by the Catholic Church in the diocese in the 1940s and ’50s when the Catholic population was less than 1 percent of the total population, Jackson said.