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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana November 27 World Continued from pge 1 group. Etienne adds that "even if your group is plan- ning to make its own travel and housing arrangements, you must still send your reg- istration materials through the diocesan office." The estimate on the num- ber of people who will attend World Youth Day in Denver next August has been more than tripled, from 60,000 to 200,000, according to Arch- bishop J. Francis Stafford of Denver, quoted in a Catholic News Service report. At least half of the pil- grims would be English- speakers, Archbishop Stafford said in a Nov. 17 re- port at the U.S. bishops' fall general meeting in Washing- ton. Other language groups will probably number: 30,000, Spanish; 10,000, Viet- namese; 8,000 each, French and Italian; and 1,000 each, German, Portuguese and Pol- ish, Archbishop Stafford said. "We are able to extend hospitality to well over 200,000 young people and adults through commercial accommodations, university dormitories, private homes, auditoriums, and tent cities," he said. Archbishop William H. Keeler of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for World Youth Day '93, stressed in his report that "youth" means more than teen-agers. :'"I . -.  n other.countries past World Youth Day obser- vances have involved young adults aged, typically, from 21 through 28," Archbishop Keeler said. "It is very important that we reach out to our college- age young and older young adults to make them part of our preparation and of our pilgrimage. "The young people com- ing from other countries and we anticipate from 20,000 to 40,000 -- will be in this age group," Archbishop Keeler said. In response to question- ing, Archbishop Keeler said Come Walk the Talk Participants from the Diocese of Evansville at Youth Congress '92 in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 7-8, include, from left, first row, Ed Tretter, Bridgett Richter, Stacia Wolf, Jennifer Keller, Beth Klein, second raw, Alexandra Pawe.lski, Evie Barr, Barb Byers, Tosha White, Amy Streicher, top row, Emily Itelming, Dana Zielinski, Audrey Keys, Lisa Amiano and Father Fred Englert. The theme was "Come Walk the Talk." Youth ministers meeting in Houston for conference WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Youth ministers nationwide will meet in Houston Dec. 2-5 for the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry. "Same Journey, New Paths" professor and former dioce- san leader, who will point out the ways youth ministry can build on the strengths of the church. Conference participants ters. During the conference, five people will receive the Youth Ministry Award for their out- standing contributions to youth day staff has met with Archbishop Stafford State Department officials -- counted the tale of the and would do so aain before , te.ll!ng a Denyer te!eyisJ Thanksgiving -- 'to exled{te porter while recn visas for foreign pilgrims. Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Archbishop Stafford out- lined activities in Denver leading up to World Youth Day, including possible papal participation in some events. "We are not certain about the time of the arrival of the Holy Father," Archbisho p Stafford said. "Butwe hope that he will be available for catechetical sessions with the young people in various lan- guages" Aug. 12-13. Additionally, "we hope the Holy Father will preside" at an Aug. 13 gathering with song, dance, prayer and rec- onciliation at Denver's Mile High Stadium, at which 90,000 are expected to attend, Archbishop Stafford said. Concerns about Pope John Paul II's health have been aired following surger9 in July for the removal of a benign tumor in his colon. summer that "he hit become so excited in pating his visit to Denver thaL he had been hospitalized. '! ' On Aug. 14, the po[ will preside during the evening hours of an vigil service at a state the Rocky Mountains. "! "Several hundred sand," Archbishop said, are expected for World Youth Day Mass Aug:: 15. Afterward, the Archdiocese will host a cheon for the pope and ops from throu world. For more inform contact Rick Etienne, Ministry Office, P.O. 4169, Evansville, IN 0169. (812) 424-5576 637-173 I. "SERVING ELBERFELD AREA SINCE 1911" WITH DEPENDABILITY DIGNITY & DISTINCTION Three Locations To Serve You IMPSON- Y E II " FUNERAL HOME 424-9288 is the theme of the conference sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, an organization which is celebrating its lOth anniversary. 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