20020723 World Youth Day

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Morris Teens
Travel to
World Youth Day

MT. OLIVE More than 400 teens, parish youth coordinators and chaperones from churches all across the Paterson Diocese (Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties) departed this week for the 17th annual pilgrimage with Pope John Paul II for World Youth Day in Toronto being held July 23 to 28. St. Jude parish in Mt. Olive was one of several departure sites around the diocese for the trip. (above left) Pilgrims from Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Dover board the bus bound for Toronto. (above right) Peg O'Donnell, of Saint Matthew Church, Randolph talks with her group before they head off.

Photos By Joe Gigli

Morris TeensTravel to
World Youth Day

Photos By
Joe Gigli

Mount Olive Twp. - (top) Youth Group teens and chaperones gather at Saint Judes Church, Budd Lake at 5:30am. (above) Sanja Dugonjic and Judy Meissner, of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Flanders, get ready to board the bus. (left) Andy Swanson and Steve Rooney, of Saint Elizabeth Ann

Seton Church; share a laugh wile waiting for the bus. (right) Yaricel Lopez, of Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Doverlooks over her last minute bag with her aunt Iris Rivas, as her mom Celia Segui shed a tear.

(left) These two pilgrams say goodby to family.

MT. OLIVE More than 400 teens, parish youth coordinators and chaperones from churches all across the Paterson Diocese (Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties) departed this week for the 17th annual pilgrimage with Pope John Paul II for World Youth Day in Toronto being held July 23 to 28. St. Jude parish in Mt. Olive was one of several departure sites around the diocese for the trip.
  The contingent from the Paterson Diocese is one of the 10

largest groups in the country attending the event that is themed "You Are the Salt of the Earth. You Are the Light of the World." Officials are expecting more than 200,000 to attend.

 World Youth Day is organized to help teenagers and young adults learn about and affirm their Catholic faith through fellowship, religious workshops, communal prayer, social events, and attending Mass.

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