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;.X 12 The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- Magic of Words--- Holy Week 1993: Close out Lent on a high This is what it's aH about. We are underway with Holy Week 1993. Are we ready? Is this the year that you want to close out Lent on a high note? Do you feel that you haven't re- ally held to those wonderful and generous Lenten promises made a few weeks ago as the ashes were placed on your forehead? How about considering a faithful walk with our Lord Jesus during these final days of Lent? When I was in high school and college at St. Meinrad Semi- nary and then later at the Can- By FATHER IOSEPH ZILIAK COLUMNIST These were the climactic days of our Lord's great sacrifice. This was the new passover. The new covenant. We had times of quiet, reflec- tion, private and common prayer. We began the week with regular classes, but completed the week with outdoor work assignments. Each class at St. Meinrad had areas of the grounds to care for and ready for the new growth of spring and summer. Raking, planting, hauling dirt fill or gravel for paths, we spent hours outdoors. The new life there reflected the new life we portant to my total health. We are people body, mind and spirit. We have ph3 tional and spiritual needs. Do you eat and sleep daily? Most do. share with loved ones and notice the human relationships? Do you show and your love and dependency on others in family and among friends? Do you altionship with God? Do you pray? Do things that encourage a religious apt Do you view the rhythms of the day as signs of God's presence? Check yourself. Do you really look afte: physical, emotional and spiritual needs, or! you find yourself unbalanced? How can we isianum in Innsbruck, Austria, these final days of Lent were very special. We practiced the music. We went through the steps of ceremonies till we knew them by heart. I read explanations of the history of the days that marked the closing celebration of our re- demption. The great Triduum (three days) of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Vigil and Easter Sunday were indelibly etched in mind. celebrated in the liturgical cycle. These were special days where we rather eas- ily ignored what others were experiencing in the world. Ours was a world unto itself. Were we the ones "out of it" or were those who bore the bur- den of a day's care at work or with the family? The more that I now also have to be involved in things of the world, the more I realize that re- moving myself from daily cares is even more im- whole without caring for all of what we am! This is the week to begin those back to a balanced and whole view of life. Maybe insisting this year on attending the beautiful and rich ceremonies of Holy is precisely what is needed. Let this, holy week for each of us. May it also be wholly ourselves. Catechesis, Way of Cross, 14-mile walk on Youth Day pope and, most importantly, Christ." The program calls for the pope to preside at an Aug. 14 prayer.vigil with the young people, who will walk 14 miles from downtown to the 7 p.m. event at Cherry Creek Park. World Youth Day will end at the park with Pope John Paul's celebration of a morn- ing Mass on the feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15. Msgr. Renato Boccardo, head of the council's youth section, said it is still much too early to know how many young people will attend. Early indications are that Ital- ian dioceses will send 7,000 youths and Italian youth movements will send several thousand more, he said. Spain is expected to have a delegation of about 6,000 and France about 3,000, he said. About 140,000 young people from the United States and Canada are also expected. Several thousand are ex- pected from Central and South America and another thousand from Northern Eu- By CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) Religious instruction, praying the Way of the Cross on downtown streets, a 14-mile walk and at least three gather- ings with Pope John Paul II are on the program for the celebration of World Youth Day in Denver. The Vatican officially pre- sented the program for the Atlg. 11-15 World Youth Day at a March 26 press confer- ence. When the event begins with an 8 p.m. Mass Aug. 11, Pope John Paul is scheduled to be in Mexico. The young people will have their first meeting with the pope when they welcome him to World Youth Day the afternoon of Aug. 12 at Denver's Mile High Stadium. Cardinal Eduardo F. Piro- hie, president of the Pontifi- cal Council for the Laity, said the event will be an experi- ence of "profound commu- nion which comes from a de- sire to meet each other, the I Bring in this ad for , a FREE gift[ , ! Next Giant Yard Sale ' 6,. , April I 17,.18 , * Mother's Day Father's Day ' I "Graduation * Baby Gifts , rope, he said. Enthusiasm is high in East- ern Europe but for young peo- ple there the cost of a trans- Atlantic flight makes participation difficult, Msgr. Boccardo said. Guzman Carriquiry, under- secretary of the laity council, said getting visas is "a real problem." An official at the U.S. Em- bassy to'the Holy See said he believed contacts with the State Department are being handled by the Vatican's nuncio in the United States. With international gather- ings, such as World Youth Day, he said, the State De- partment usually sends a message to consulates throughout the world ex- plaining the event and en- couraging the granting of visas for legitimate partici- pants. Msgr. Boccardo said that as of March 26, national bish- ops' conferences and interna- tional youth movements had named 317 delegates to the Aug. 7-11 International Youth Forum, which will precede World Youth Day at Regis University in Denver. The pope wanted to pray with the forum delegates, greet them and exchange ideas with them, he said. The meeting, with a private Mass, will be held the morning of Aug. 14 at Denver's cathedral. From Aug. 12-14, World Youth Day participants, grouped according to lan- guage, will attend morning catechetical sessions led by bishops. Msgr. Boccardo said that Friday, Aug. 13, will have a penitential flavor, with Cardi- nal Pironio leading the Way of the Cross downtown at a p.m. The young be encouraged to Sacrament of that evening. The participantSe people throughout will be asked to bread and water that day "as a ity with the try experiencing suffering." Money saved full meal will and sent to St. tal in Masaka, care of young pc, AIDS, he said. The World schedule does not any papal events is widely 13 denied by Vatican that Pope John spend the day Rocky Mountains. World Youth Day continues to accept WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Almost 100,000 young people have already John Paul II's call to join him in Denver for World Youth Day '93 in August. But registration for the Aug. 11-15 event is still open for those who were unable t0:i ter through their parishes and dioceses by the March 15 target date. "The event is limitless in terms of how many we can register," said Schnurr, associate general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops tional executive director of World Youth Day '93. "We wish to accommodate all people who wish to attend," he added in announcing three more avenues To register: Teen-agers can write the Focolare Movement, P.O. Box/t96, New York NY call (718) 828-1969. Persons under 18 must still comply with the require eron for every seven teen-agers. Teens should apply in groups of seven and own chaperon. 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