Light The Fire Summer Youth Rally Scheduled July 17 At Misericordia
LIGHT THE FIRE SUMMER YOUTH RALLY-The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, will celebrate Mass as part of the Light the Fire Summer Youth Rally on Wednesday, July 17 at Misericordia University. He is shown speaking with participants during the 2011 event.

More than 400 Catholic teenagers are expected to participate in the annual Light the Fire Summer Youth Rally to be held at Misericordia University on Wednesday, July

17. The event will include a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Joseph

C. Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton.

The coordinators include the youth ministers and high school students from throughout the Diocese of Scranton. They invite teenagers from parishes throughout the region to join them at the event. The program includes a variety of inspirational and informative workshops, music, Holy Hour, Reconciliation, fun and games.

The one-day program will feature Steve Angrisano, a veteran musician, composer and youth minister, who has been featured at seven World Youth Days and has served as emcee for four National Catholic Youth conferences.

Emcee is Sean Malloy, a youth minister from the Diocese of Harrisburg. He is a dynamic speaker and musician who is committed to bringing the message of Jesus Christ to young people.

Singing artists Full Armor, a group of high school and college students from New York, will also perform. Inspired by their parish priest, they minister using both upbeat, high-energy music and contemplative songs that lead teens through a very powerful way to experience prayer.

For more information about the 2013 Light the Fire Summer Youth Rally, please go online to www.combinedym.orgor call Pam Urbanski, St. Jude’s Church, (570) 474-6315, ext. 228; or Stephen Wallo, Our Lady of Snows/St. Benedict Church, (570) 586-1741.

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.