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World Youth Day - USA


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United States Activities @ World Youth Day 2013

United States Pilgrim Gathering: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Brazil Time, 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (USA)

Vivo Rio Welcome Center for English Speaking Pilgrims
Av. Inf-d. Henrique, 85 - Glória  Rio de Janeiro, 20021-140, Brazil
* see below for more details about VIVO RIO


Schedule of Events for USA Pilgrim Gathering

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (all times posted are local for Rio de Janeiro)
* for those watching online, please adjust to your time zone accordingly

5:30 p.m.  
Vocations Festival (Main Stage)
featuring witness, music, and interaction

5:30 p.m.
Vocations Conversations (Veranda)
between bishops, priests, and pilgrims

7:30 p.m.
U.S. Holy Hour Experience (Main Stage)
with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Most Rev. Edward Burns (Diocese of Juneau), presider

8:30 p.m.
Concerts and Networking (Main Stage and Veranda)
with opportunities to meet bishops and other groups

10:00 p.m.
Program Closes, Doors Close

This program is open to all World Youth Day pilgrims from the United States.  If the Vivo Rio facility should reach capacity for this or other evening activities, there will be a large screen on the veranda of the Welcome Center, where pilgrims outside can watch the video of the events taking place indoors. 

Vivo Rio: The Welcome Center for English Speaking Pilgrims

There will be English language programming taking place at the Vivo Rio Center from Wednesday, July 24, to Friday, July 26, 2013.  Most events at this facility will take place between 1:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the main stage and veranda. 

This Welcome Center features prayer and worship opportunities, videos, performing artists, speakers and witnesses, and opportunities for networking with other English-speaking pilgrims at WYD.  There will also be a special media center in the lobby of Vivo Rio with radio, television, and social media.

The schedule of speakers, musicians, and national gatherings taking place at Vivo Rio will be posted at the facility throughout the week. 

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