Bishop, delegation leave for Laredo today

HAPPENING TODAY: Bishop Pfeifer, diocesan delegation leave for Laredo, Region X Catholic Youth Conference.

Young people will be traveling from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas to meet in Laredo, Texas to reflect on what faith is in their lives and how to live that faith in concrete ways.  A delegation representing the 74 churches that make up the Diocese of San Angelo will be leaving on Friday, November 17, 2006. Heading the diocesan delegation is Sister Adelina Garcia, associate director of the Office of Education and Formation.  The conference will be held at the Laredo Entertainment Center and the Texas A&M International University.  Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI will be joining the delegation on Saturday.  He, along with other bishops in the region will be present to the young people and be available for conversation with them. This conference is held bi-annually and attracts over 2,000 people.  The animator is Brian Johnson, diocesan youth ministry director of the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston.Keynote presenters are Tony Melendez, the well known armless guitarist and singer who performed for Pope John Paul II in World Youth Day in Denver and Rosa Guerrero, a nationally known storyteller and dancer. 

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