Even when 60,000 Vikings fans aren't on the edge of their purple seats hoping for a game-winning miracle, U.S. Bank Stadium's proving to be a draw for the faithful to celebrate and pray.continue at Star Tribune
In the past few months, the two-year-old building has played host to a concert for evangelical youth, the holiest Muslim holiday and on Wednesday, 12,000 Catholic schoolchildren celebrating mass with Archbishop Bernard Hebda. "I've been looking forward to this mass for a whole year," a smiling Hebda told the children. "How many of you believe in miracles?"
Some 70 priests draped in white robes accompanied Hebda, while many students in grades 4-8 wore their school uniforms — dark skirts or pants with red, green, white or blue shirts.