Kids gather at St. Jude Church for World Youth Day

POSTED: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 7:19pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 8:39am

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVLA) Over 1,000 kids ranging in age from sixth to 12th graders gathered at St. Jude Catholic Church on Sunday to celebrate World Youth Day. The event was started 25 years ago by Pope John Paul II as a worldwide celebration bringing together young people from across the globe. The kids at St. Jude came from all over Louisiana to perform skits, sing, play music, pray, and participate in a pilgrimage walk that took them from the church to GSRI Rd., and back to the church again. The event was completely free of charge, and participants were also given free lunch and dinner. The event was sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge.

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Thank you Shawn for taking the time to come out and cover this event. It was greatly appreciated by Channel 33 to recongize such a positive impact this had on the community as we are grateful that you came to St. Jude and stayed to let everyone know this was an awesome event put on by the Diocese of Baton Rouge and gets bigger and better every year as the voices were heard by you "Hear and Now". GOd Bless you and hope to see you and others come out next year to celebrate our youth in Louisiana

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