On Palm Sunday, Young Women of Grace from Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg posed with Bishop Ronald Gainer at the celebration for World Youth Day with some 500 high school teens held on the grounds at Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
The spirited event kicked off with lively praise and worship music from the Theresa Peterson Band, a music ministry from the Philadelphia area, as teens assembled in the church. The congregation then joined Bishop Gainer outside for the blessing of the palms and the first Gospel Reading, before processing back into the church for the continuation of Mass.
Following Mass, the youth enjoyed the offerings from various food trucks on the parish grounds, before returning to the church for a Holy Hour.
Harrisburg Young Women of Grace were excited to be part of this event, and plans are made for this to be an "annual' field trip during the study year.
Facilitated by Ann Marie Lapkowicz, the study is held two Sundays a month. A summer break is planned with the study resuming in the fall, when school is back in session.
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