San Francisco's Grace Cathedral to hold church service dedicated to Beyonce
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - If you're one of the many people who worships Beyoncé, then you may want to visit Grace Cathedral in San Francisco for a unique mass happening on Wednesday night. The entire church service is being dedicated to the "Queen B,” with many of Beyoncé’s hit songs woven into the mass.
There will also be a traditional sermon and communion. Reverend Yolanda Norton will lead the ceremony, using Beyoncé’s music as a way to connect with young people who feel marginalized and forgotten. In particular, the service is meant to speak to the struggles of black women.
The idea for the Beyoncé mass came from one of the church’s divinity students, who wanted people to look at Christianity in a new light.
“She’s kind of is a god,” Stephanie Wei of San Francisco said about Beyoncé. “She’s pretty amazing and kind of a super human, so I think it’s amazing she’s taking people to church.”
The service has led to push back from some of Grace Cathedral’s more traditional members, who see the Beyoncé mass as a publicity stunt. Church officials say this is a genuine effort to welcome new voices into the fold.
The Beyoncé mass starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and church officials are expecting a huge turnout. There could be as many as a thousand people on hand, to bask in the glow of Beyoncé’s "halo."