Martyrs' Shrine to host WYD events

  • June 20, 2008
{mosimage}TORONTO - Events and features for the World Youth Day 2008 Ontario Regional Celebration at the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont., keep adding on.

This event, organized by the Office of Catholic Youth, is meant to serve those unable to attend WYD festivities in Sydney Australia. It will take place July 17-20, and will host the icon of St. Paul. This icon was commissioned for the year of St. Paul by Archbishop Thomas Collins to be displayed in different parishes in the archdiocese of Toronto.
Event organizer John Dawson said the icon will be displayed in a tent available for silent prayer and contemplation.

The MacHams, winning band of Radio Maria’s “Give Me a Voice!” music competition, will also make a guest appearance. The group has  been invited to perform in Midland July 19, followed by a performance by the well-known Catholic worship band Critical Mass.

The MacHams  won Radio Maria’s   June 7 competition against 14 other artists.

The Ontario event is expected to welcome 1,000 youth, who can expect to participate in  Catechesis sessions,  music, festival events, Reconciliation,  Adoration, Mass and outdoor movie broadcast of events in Sydney on nine-metre screen.

Faith Connections will also host an expo on Action and Prayer, and on the Friday, pilgrims will be able to visit the Ste. Marie Among the Hurons historical site.

Toronto Auxiliary Bishop Peter Joseph Hundt will give the opening address.

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