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6, 1993 The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 9 progress 84 youth, adults leave agust 9 for Denver, papal visit MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer Rick Etienne sits at a desk with files, memos telephone messages and "I can&apos;t t)elieve it's al- here." lie's referring to World Day '93 which will be in Denver, Colo., August Irough August 15. The of paperwork covering are all connected to g effort to get 184 )le from the Diocese of to World Youth which will be high- ed by a Mass celebrated )e John Paul II. the diocesan Direc- has been coordi- plans for the nine-day since it was announced Palm Sunday in 1992. e admits it's been a chal- calling himself a "peo- person, not a detail per- had a lot of substi- and cancellations. had one-third of ares change." final head count from diocese is 184; one-hun- of the trav- are seventeen years old younger. Accompanying routh will be Bishop Ger- Gettelfinger, Father Vogler, pastor at Holy !ary Church, Evansville; Gordon Mann, associ- pastor at St. Joseph reh, Jaspc'r: Father Fred associate pastor at St. the Baptist Church, urgh: Father Joseph pastor at St. Agnes Evansville; Father Etienne, associate at St. J()seph Church, and Providence Sister O'Neil, director of the Center at the Uni- of Evansville. buses will leave Day- the morning of August 9 return August 17. The for the nilw,-day trip is including food, housing bus fare. he was in the plan- stages of the, trip, Eti- had help from about 10 leaders from around the Bishop Gettelfinger scheduling driving at two to three hour "tehes, "making it a pil- e not a road trip. We ed to gel a little distance stop and pray to- ler and eat, and then go is the itinerary for the Youth Day Pilgrimage: AUGUST 9 rip begins with a Eu- liturgy at St. John in Daylight; then the head for Our Lady of in Belleville, I11. ,r is scheduled for Co- Me. the planning stages , Etienne called the of Jefferson City, Me., for help with hous- was referred to Our )f Lourdes parish in Co- lea that Darish's youth heard that the Evans- ,tip was planning to night, they began fund-raising projects which will "pay for all the food we will eat while we are there. They feel like they are part of the pilgrimage because we are there for the night." ttere, the group will join travelers from Jefferson City, Mo., and Belleville, II1., who are also headed for Denver. TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 After breakfast and a morn- ing prayer service at the local Knights of Columbus Hall, the group heads for Salina, Kansas. Salina is one of 12 desig- nated hubs for the travelers heading into Denver; Etienne said Salina is expecting trav- elers from Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. The Evansville group will spend the night at St. Wenceslaus Church in Wil- son, Kansas. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 The group should arrive in Denver about 3:30 in the af- ternoon. Once in Denver, the group breaks into two sections. Sixty-nine members head to Teller Elementary School far the night and the rest of the group will check into the Super 8 motel. THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 On Thursday, Jude Wolf, a nlember of St. Mary Church, Evansville, will represent the Diocese of Evansville during the pope's arrival at Stapleton International Airport. Catechesis sessions have been planned for Thursdav and Friday, Etienne said. as well as special themati(: and cultural events. On Thursday evening. 90,000 World Youth Day par- ticipants will welcome the pope at Mile High Stadium. Etienne is not sure if the t)ar - ticipants from the Diocese of Evansville will be al)le to oh- lain tickets for the welcome but he knows it will be "all of us or nothing." People with- out tickets will watch the event on "big screen" in Civic Center Park. FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 The pope will attend a spe- cial Way of the Cross and prayer vigil at Mile High Sta- dium. SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 On Saturday morning, Andy Linette of Precious Blood parish in Jasper and Catherine Kirsch of St. Philip parish, St. Philip, will attend a Mass celebrated by the pope at the Cathedral of the Im- maculate Conception in Den- ver, In the early afternoon, 20,000 participants will begin the 14 mile walk from down- town Denver to Cherry Creek State Park. The rest of the 160,000 World Youth Day participants will travel by bus to the-park. Etienne estimates that it will take 4,000 buses to transport all the participants to the park. "At this point, it's a public event," he says, "and they are expecting 500,000 people." A prayer vigil with the pope begins at 7:30 in the evening and concludes at 9:30. When the vigil is over, a half a million people will set- tle in for the night at the park. "People can leave for the night but there is no guaran- tee they will get back in the next (lay for the Mass." In case of rain, participants are encouraged to bring ponchos to wear and ground cloths to sit on. McDonald's Corporation is the exclusive food and bever- age provider for the confer- ence; it will be providing food booths at all the activi- ties in Denver and at the park. SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 A papal Mass will be cele- brated at Cherry Creek State Park at 10 in (he morning. Half a million people are ex- pected to attend. After lunch, the buses will be loaded. Planners believe it will take several hours to clear the area following the Mass. By 3 p.m. the group should be heading for Sacred Heart Parish in Park, Kansas. The day will end with evening prayer. MONDAY, AUGUST 16 The group heads for a visit to the Cathedral on the Plains in Victoria, Kansas. Lunch is in Abilene, Kansas, and din- ner is in Kansas City, Kansas. The group spends the night at Bishop Ward ttigh School in Kansas City. TUESDAY, AUGUST l 7 Following a morning prayer, the buses are loaded and the group leaves Kansas City. They arrive at Daylight about 6 p.m. Etienne believes that the pilgrimage, "will he a success if everyone travels safely and returns with a new sells(; of energy to walk in their faith." Main Street Pharmacy 217 E. Main St., Downtown Wasfington Phone: 254-5141 I Dale resident is named delegate for Youth Forum Mike Eppler of Dale has been named one of two delegates to represent the International Catholic Committee on Scouting at World Youth Day '93 in Denver. He will join more than 250 delegates in the International Youth Forum which will be held from Aug. 7 to 11. 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