October 1, 1979: Greeted by nearly 2000 priests in a cheering and feet-stomping welcome at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Pope John Paul II first made his way to the side altar of St.Joseph, to a waiting prie-dieu covered with a white silken scarf and fell to his knees for a full minute, his head bowed in prayer. He then joined the more than 30 cardinals and bishops assembled on the high altar for Mass.