Friday, March 19, 2010

Over 15,000 Young Catholics Gather in Anaheim

Friday greetings from Southern California.

Yesterday was a day of setting up the WLP booth at the Anaheim Convention Center. It was the first day of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. The first day is dedicated to the youth. There were over fifteen thousand young people here yesterday for the day-long events and the Masses. Can you just imagine your diocese getting that many young people together? Something is going very right here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the surrounding dioceses.

WLP artist John Angotti led the music for Youth Day in the Convention arena. He was joined by Meredith Augustin and Gary Daigle. John wrote the theme song for Youth Day, I'm Just Sayin'. Here are some photos of the morning rally in the arena.

The arena was completely full:

As was the other area, Hall B, where WLP recording artists and composers, The Jacob and Matthew Band, led the morning rally:

These musicians had these young people on their feet, singing and dancing their praises to God. It was a beautiful sight to see, and such a sign of hope for the Church.

Finally, I wanted to show you what our great marketing team did here yesterday. Here is what our booth space looked like before we began our set-up at 8:00 A.M.:

And here is what it looked like at about 3:30 in the afternoon:

I hope you have a good day. More photos will be forthcoming.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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