Pope's visit & World Meeting of Families

Pope's visit & World Meeting of Families

NRVC part of activities

Top: Awaiting the Mass in Washington, D.C. to canonize Junípero Serra is NRVC's Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C.

Bottom: Young people serve as "Swiss Guards" at Club Francis, an evening social that allowed sisters, brothers, and priests to mingle with young adults attending the World Meeting of Families.

Top: At the NRVC exhibit booth at the World Meeting of Families are (from left) Sisters Ana Dura, C.S.R., Katharina Pies, C.S.R., and Theresita Donach, C.S.F.N.

Bottom: Region 3 members, Sr. Celeste Mokrzycki, S.S.J. and Mrs. Maryellen Glackin, talk  and share materials on family and vocation with people at NRVC's booth at the World Meeting of Families.

In conjunction with Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States in late September, NRVC staff and members were involved in the many celebrations and activities of the week.

Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C. attended the September 23 canonization Mass for Junípero Serra, patron of the lay vocation group, Serra International. He was also an invited guest at a celebration dinner sponsored by the Serrans.

In addition, NRVC and its partner, the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations, were both present as exhibitors at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, held September 22-25. They provided information based on the recently released study about how families can support vocations.

Members from Region 3 helped to staff the NRVC booth, which was available to approximately 17,000 Catholics from 150 countries.

In addition NRVC members and religious from around the country were part of the many Masses, talks, entertainment, and festivities that comprised Pope Francis' joyfully received visit to the U.S.

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