Download Jesus Youth Rally
Readies High School Students For Year Ahead
Chicago, IL, (September 13, 2006) - On Sunday afternoon, September 17, St. Terrance Parish in Alsip will host Download Jesus, a back-to-school Youth Rally for high-school students from parishes across the Archdiocese of Chicago.
“The key message of the rally is how young people can download Jesus, or make Him more a part of their everyday lives. We will deliver this via liturgy, music, singing and story-telling by Steve Angrisano, a former youth director whose performances really get the kids involved,” said Maria Perez-Eraci, Vicariate 5 Youth Ministry Coordinator.
Check–in and registration will be from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., during which a liturgical choir of musicians and singers from across the Archdiocese will present a kaleidoscope of sacred sounds. After a 1:30 p.m. welcoming prayer, Angrisano will perform his first of three sets; his second will include a back-up band comprised of St. Terrance choir and band members. Chicago’s St. Elizabeth’s parish Youth Ministry will also lead a dramatic scripture interpretation.
Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 by Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller whose homily will reflect the Download Jesus theme for students to become more involved in their parishes, schools and communities using their God-given talents. Admission to the rally is $10; a pizza dinner is included.
For more information, please call Maria Perez-Eraci at 708-370-3674 or visit http://www.catechesis-chicago.org/youth/youth_ministry.htm.