from Family Theatre Productions
The congregation of nearly 500 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Peoria, May 3, watch actor J. Omar Castro projected from the DVD of Rosary Stars: Praying the Gospel. Castro also spoke live at the event and led a decade of the Rosary.
Actor reflects on his faith during Rosary Stars screening in Peoria
In a prayerful, ritualized setting, May 3, in St. Mary's Cathedral, Peoria, Ill., actor J. Omar Castro, one of 21 young adult celebrities featured in Rosary Stars: Praying the Gospel, witnessed to the power of the Rosary in his life. Also, segments of the new DVD from Family Theater Productions' were screened. The congregation, which The Catholic Post, the diocesan newspaper, estimated at nearly 500, prayed the Rosary led by Castro.
Castro, who has acted in 9 feature films and 14 episodes of popular TV series, shared, in English and in Spanish, his reliance on the power of Rosary prayer and his "faith-driven focus" in dealing with the challenges of pursuing a career as an actor. Bishop Daniel Jenky, CSC, in liturgical vestments, presided over the event. Father John Phalen, CSC, president of Holy Cross Family Ministries, who also spoke, and Father Willy Raymond, CSC, National Director of Family Theater Productions, attired in their Congregation of Holy Cross habits, processed with the bishop and the rector of the cathedral behind crucifix and candle bearers. At a following reception, Castro signed autographs and posed for photos with many who attended.
For The Catholic Post's report and slide show of the event as well as the audio of Castro's talk, click here.
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