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October 2, 2001

The Archdiocesan Celebration of World Youth Day

The Office for Youth and Young Adults of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsorinYouthfest 2001, a spiritual and fun-filled gathering of high school students on

Saturday, October 6, 2001
12 noon - 9:00 p.m.
Cardinal Dougherty High School
6301 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

More than 800 teens are expected to attend this event, which is the local celebration of World Youth Day. Activities will include an opening ceremony by student leadership, carnival, games, liturgy, dinner and dancing.

Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the celebrant and homilist for the Youth Mass at 5:00 p.m.

The agenda for the day is:

12 noon Registration
1:00 p.m Opening Ceremony by student leadership and keynote address by Matt Smith, former cast member of MTV's "Real World"
2:00 p.m. Outdoor Carnival and Indoor Olympics
5:00 p.m. Youth Mass
6:30 p.m. Dinner and dancing

For more information on the day's events contact Tara Echelmeier at 610-649-9410.

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Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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