Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, April 22, 2018

WYD 0752Holding their passports and preparing their backpacks on July 19, members of the St. Rose of Lima Youth Group are off to Brazil for World Youth Day July 21-31. From left, with the flag they planned to wave among the crowds that are estimated to swell to 2 million pilgrims, they are Mayra Magana, 19, a student at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Steve DiMotta, coordinator of religious education and youth ministry for St. Rose Parish in New Haven; chaperone Judy Graham; and Sinead Brennan, 17, a freshman at American University.
A second youth group also is representing the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Sharon Gagne, youth minister at St. James Parish in Rocky Hill, accompanied Alexandria Gia Caudullo of Bolton; Cynthia Celone of Orange; Kevin Hadyka and Joseph and Ginamarie Garabedian of East Hartford; and Ann and Ronald Petrillo of Orange.