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INDEX Archbishop's Column ......................2 Rocky Mtn. Mens Conference .......3 The Catholic Difference ..................4 Nun of the Above quiz ....................4 Guest Column: My 1st encyclical ..9 World/Nation.................................. 20 Bulletin Board ................................ 22 Service Directory .................... 22-23 113 Years of Service to the Gospel I Follow us on INSIDE ART PAGE 3 WYD '93 SERIES Event made Denver a center of 21st-century Catholicism PAGE 12-13 SEE OUR NEWEST FEATURE! Turn to page 21 for the Crossword and Word Search puzzle page AUGUST 14, 2013 From making hosts, to serving Mass, faithful recall World Youth Day '93 The great harvest Norman Rockwell of Harley-Davidson paints for pope Volume LXXXIX - No. 26 I was reading in the newspaper that World Youth Day 1993 organizers needed help to get ready for Pope John Paul II's visit to Denver. Our parish's teens all worked on the farms, so it was impossible for them to help 60 miles from Denver. Then I thought maybe we could collect the wheat, to make the hosts for the papal Mass. First I called a community of nuns in Missouri; they made hosts on a small scale. I asked how much we needed. The nun laughed and said, "A whole truckload!" I went to the three parishes: Sacred Heart in Roggen, Holy Family in Keenesburg and Our Lady of Lourdes in Wiggins. All three churches were very excited. About 15 teens helped harvest and collect the wheat. It then went to a mill where they ground it. Then I had to call the young adults in Denver who were organizing World Youth Day. They would have to call then-Father Edward Buelt. Father Buelt said we would have to call the archbishop. They all gave us the OK. Now it was time to collect the milled wheat. Once collected, the wheat went to Keenesburg. A trucker was taking a load east and said FILE PHOTO BY JAMES BACA/DENVER CATHOLIC REGISTER he would take it along at no charge. It took the nuns three HOSTS made from the wheat of three parishes fill a table at days to make a million hosts. Cherry Creek State Park for the World Youth Day 1993 closing When the hosts were ready, the Mass on Aug. 15, 1993. DEACON APPRECIATION PAGES 14-18 PHOTO BY DEACON MILTON WEBRE FOR THE DCR Wine for the pope If it's possible to feel humble and proud at the same time, that's how I felt upon being chosen to provide homemade wine for a papal Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. It's the greatest honor an amateur wine maker could receive. When Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass at the Cathedral Basilica and lifted that chalice, I thought, That was my wine! —Deacon Tom Quinlan, Conifer Deacon Tom Quinlan provided the wine used during a Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception during World Youth Day Aug. 11-15, 1993. See Memories, Page 6 YEAR OF FAITH: THE ASSUMPTION Diaconal ministry a joy and blessing, say senior deacons Sponsored by trucker brought the hosts back to Denver. Now the "great harvest" was ready for the pope's Mass. On Sunday, Aug. 15, 1993, nearly 1 million people received the Communion hosts. What a gift—our own wheat into Christ's body. —Dorothy Kopetzky, Wiggins Dorothy Kopetzky, parishioner and former religious education director at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, received the Eucharist at the closing World Youth Day Mass from Pope John Paul II himself. In 1950, Pope Pius XII solemnly defined the Church's long-held belief in Mary's assumption: "the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death." This event, also called the Dormition, is a singular participation in her Son's resurrection while also anticipating the resurrection of other Christians.—Denver Biblical and Catechetical schools

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