Thursday, March 13, 2008

Washington Catholic School Students compete for Pope Tickets

Students Prepping for Papal Visit: Catholic School Children Highlight Area's Religious History in Video for Pope, by Christy Goodman. March 13, 2008:

If Pope Benedict XVI cannot make it to St. Clement's Island during his April visit to the Washington area, then the children of Southern Maryland's Catholic schools will bring it to him.

Thirty-six students, ranging from kindergartners to eighth-graders, from the dozen Catholic primary schools in St. Mary's, Charles and Calvert counties joined forces last week to create a two-minute video to welcome the pope to the area.

Their tape will compete against videos from other Catholic youth programs and schools throughout the Washington, Baltimore and Arlington archdioceses for a grand prize: 15 tickets to attend the pope's April 17 Mass at the Washington Nationals' baseball stadium. The winning video may be shown on the stadium's big screen. . . . READ MORE