crop_pope_final.jpgAs we’ve discussed before, the Holy Father’s visit is planned down to the minute, and documented almost as fully in the The Roman Missal (available here, PDF). What can we look forward to this weekend? There’s the big mass at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, of course (more about that later). And there’s His Holiness’ prayer at Ground Zero (more about that later, too).
Tomorrow afternoon, Papa Joe pays a visit to Saint Joseph Seminary in Yonkers (where he will presumably receive the Holy
Skateboard
). After Cardinal Egan’s greeting, 10 youths will welcome the Holy Father and offer him…bread. From the Missal:

Holy Father, we are honored to present you with—Dark bread, rye bread, and brown bread, characteristic of the nations of Eastern Europe; White bread, characteristic of the nations of Western Europe, North America, and Oceania; Rice, characteristic of the nations of Africa and Asia; Unleavened bread, characteristic of the nations of the Middle East and parts of Asia; and Maize, characteristic of the nations of Africa and North, Central, and South America. Along with all of these, we share with you our lives, and we open wide our hearts.

White bread? Dag, that’s jacked.
Jeff Koyen