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August 6, 1993 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 15 DENVER (CNS) -- Want to a Native American 'er circle, watch a flick meet the star, or learn it's like to be homeless? ung people at World Day '93 will be choos- from among those activi- and many more Aug. 12 lnd 13 as various interna- Li0nal and U.S. groups offer "thematic events" at sites Denver. The themes for each two- event range from the ecific -- such as sessions Catholic Scouts and Viet- young people w to general, like workshops Catholic beliefs or young concerns. Some offer incentives the bacon cheeseburgers rovided by Aid to the in Need at its the- event on the church in Europe. Others offer a glimpse into way of life  such the Native American events' to offer youth a glimpse of something new veer-old runaway who finds ................ ........ more than she bargained for I Eeumenism commitment i House and his current studies toward becoming a sports broadcaster. A Korean-born orphan adopted by an American fam- ily at age 6, DeStefano says he was abused by his adoptive father and began running away from home repeatedly at an early age. "We want to talk about why there are homeless kids, and runaway kids and what these (other) kids can do about that situation in their own communities," Hirsch said. "We want to break down the barriers and get them to move to action." Family Theater Produc- tions, a Catholic media apos- tolate in Hollywood, will pro- vide a different kind of experience at its thematic event Aug. 12 at the 2,054- seat Paramount Theater in downtown Denver. Young people will see a sneak preview of "The Search," the story of a 14- prayer circle by the National Kateri Tekakwitha Confer- ence or the conversation with homeless young people that the Covenant House interna- tional shelter will sponsor. Covenant House will send 60 of its residents, ex-resi- dents and staff to the World Youth Day rally from its 11 sites in the United States, Canada and Latin America for dialogue sessions with young people. "We want to overcome whatever stereotypes kids coming to this conference have of homeless kids," said Dick Hirsch, senior vice pres- ident for communications at Covenant House in New York. "We believe they have the same needs, the same as- pirations just different problems." Matt DeStefano, a 20-year- old resident of Covenant House in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will talk about the path that led him to Covenant in city night life, and "The Hero," the story of a teen-age football star whose drinking problem leads to tragedy. Scenes from three other films will also be shown. Emmy-winning actress Lois Nettleton, Hollywood pro- ducer Peter Thompson and young adult actor Gary Her- shberger will be at the screen- ings and will answer ques- tions about their work in the films. In conjunction with its par- ent organization, Family Rosary in Albany, N.Y., Fam- ily Theater Productions will be distributing free rosaries at its film screening and at the three Denver churches of pil- grimage for World Youth Day Cathedral of the Immacu- late Conception, Holy Ghost and St. Elizabeth. , Lithuanian youth head for Denver despite obstacles By JILL JASUTA Catholic News Service " Denver for the Aug. 11-15 World Youth Day. "World Youth Day is a dream for everybody," said Ms. Guletskaya, who plays the organ in the chapel in Sochi, a resort on the Black Sea. The town built its first chapel in December 1992. Their adventure began when the archbishop of Moscow wrote to U.S. bish- ops, asking if their dioceses could sponsor Russian youth to go to World Youth Day. "The response was wonder- ful," said Father Stan DeBoe, a Trinitarian priest who was organizing their visit in Balti- more and Washington. So wonderful that 29 young peo- ple and a parish priest were able to come over. Without the U.S. support, the Russian group wouldn't have considered such a trip. In Russia, Ms. Guletskaya told The Catholic Review, newspaper of the Baltimore Archdiocese, the well-off might earn $50 U.S. a month; a $3,000 trip would have been truly impossible. The group split up after the stay in Baltimore to travel to their sponsoring dioceses and were to reunite in Denver. The experience will be much more than a little sight- seeing in the United States. "They have no idea how the church can act freely and openly," Father DeBoe said. "Their experience of Ameri- can youth will benefit them so much. They'll go back with even more experience and enthusiasm." At an Aug. 1 meeting, Ira Orleansky greeted members of the Archdiocese of Balti- more's delegation to World Youth Day in perfect English. "After all the difficulties with the visas and the flight de- lays, at last we're here and very happy to be here," she said. "I want to tell you how im- portant it is to be here," she added. "With persecution in our country it's important for us to learn about your experi- ence in Christianity." Kirill Gorbunov, who stud- ies theology at the College of St. Thomas in Moscow, said, "Catholicism has great cul- tural and historical roots in our country, but it's now for- gotten and lost. Now we have to rebuild them. For this, meeting with Americans is very important." "My main goal is to bring (CNS} -- Olga ra's first time on an didn't go as as planned. There Sre visa problems. The ht was delayed three she brushed off the saying with a lh, "That's Russia." The thing was that she arrived in the United for the first time, about to Denver for World Day. Guletskaya is part of a delegation from Lithuania that or- in the States in the wee of Aug. 1. They spent a ,s in Baltimore and ton before heading to ., ....................... back myself- a little re- i also Day ( 1961. ' , , . . . . lola Weaver of Jasper is the winner of her chmce of overmght edging for two or an of- [ n pool party for eight at the Radisson Inn, Evansville. Her name was drawn at random 36 correct entries to last month's Catholic Quiz. Weaver correctly completed the list of parishes in the Evansville East Deanery. The ishes in the deanery are Pro-Cathedral, Christ the King, Good Shepherd, Hol!i Rosary, SI Nativity, St. Benedict, St. John, St. Joseph and St. Mary, all in Eansxille, and Daylight. Weaver also knew that the Sunday Scriptures now in use are from Cycle A. 'au know the answers to the following questions, you may win a dinner for two at the Inn, Evansville. The winning entry will be drawn at random from correct entries by Aug. 18 to the Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. 1. The oldest parish in Indiana is in the Vincennes Deanery. Name the parish: 2. What is the new name of the Bishop's Fund -- Annual Diocesan Appeal? Your Name ....... Address also went to the World Youth Day celebration in Poiand in Young people from 70 countries in all expected are ! in Denver for World Youth I Day. I ] Youth asked to bring I old hearing aids ! DENVER (CNS} -- World ! ! Youth Day participants are ! being asked to assist the hear- t ing impaired in this country ! ! and in the Third World by ! bringing old hearing aids ! ! with them to the Aug. 11-15 I event. I The Colorado Knights of I Columbus have teamed up I with Hear Now. a Denver- I based, national nonprofit or- ! ! ganization, to provide new ! hearing aids for the poor. ! ! Hear Now provides hearing ! aids and cochlear implants ! for those who cannot afford ! them. ! ! Newer, in-the-oar hearing ! devices are salvaged for parts, ! ! which are returned to the ! manufacturer. LI City/State/Zip )hone Olsr modellhat are in goodondition repaired and sent with m"edmal mis- sionaries to Third World countries. I I I 1 ! The Catholic Cherub committed to ecumenis | because Christians contradict th i will of Christ Paul II: told