.- EWTN is planning to host its 10th free Family Celebration August 8 – 9. Families who attend can expect to hear speakers such as Raymond Arroyo and Danny Abramowicz, participate in a taping of "Crossing the Goal" and take advantage of opportunities for confession and Eucharistic Adoration.
This year’s event, which will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala., has the theme, "Rejoice in Hope," which was inspired by Romans 12:12: "Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer" and echoes the theme of Pope Benedict’s encyclical: "Saved by Hope."
According to a press release from EWTN, the celebration will feature several speakers including: EWTN News Director and Mother Angelica Biographer Raymond Arroyo; Danny Abramowicz and his "Crossing the Goal" team; "Journey Home" host Marcus Grodi, "Open Line" host Barbara McGuigan, and Father of Mercy Wade Menezes, CPM, a network regular.
This in attendance on Saturday will be able to participate in a life taping of "Crossing the Goal."
Doors will open at 8 a.m. Participants will have opportunities for confession as well as Eucharistic Adoration.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ewtn.com/familycelebration/