.- Ten thousand people are expected to attend the First Catholic Summit in Washington, D.C., Palm Sunday weekend.
The two-day conference will feature preaching, a Holy Hour, testimonies and Christian music. Musicians hail from Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and New York.
Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington will be the main celebrant of the Palm Sunday Mass, along with Bishop Joseph Madera from the U.S. Archdiocese for Military Services in Washington.
The summit will be March 19-20 at the D.C. Armory, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Organizers Nueva Esperanza Group (New Hope Group) told the Arlington Herald that 5,500 tickets have been sold to date. The event coincides with the Nueva Esperanza’s 15th anniversary.