June 17, 2017

EWTN’s 2017 Family Celebration in Worcester to mark Fatima 100th anniversary

Staff report

Father Mitch Pacwa, host of “EWTN Live,” offers Communion to attendees at Mass at a past EWTN Family Celebration. (Photos courtesy of EWTN)

IRONDALE, Ala.– The Catholic television network EWTN will hold its 2017 Family Celebration Sept. 9-10 at the DCU Convention Center in Worcester, Mass. The celebration will mark the 100th anniversary of the Marina apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.

Headliners include Father Mitch Pacwa of “EWTN Live”; Marcus Grodi of “The Journey Home”; Susan Conroy; Father Maurice Emelu; and Dona Marie Cooper O’Boyle.

In addition, EWTN chairman and CEO Michael P. Warsaw, a graduate of the former Cathedral High School in Springfield, will host a “Family Talk” with EWTN president, Doug Keck of “EWTN Bookmark,” EWTN chaplain, Father Joseph Mary Wolfe, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, and more. Keck also will emcee the event.

Marcus Grodi, host of “The Journey Home,” signs a book at the Meet and Greet booth at a recent EWTN Family Celebration.

“My favorite part of every celebration is meeting our EWTN family members from near and far,” Warsaw said. “This celebration is our thank-you to them for their love and support throughout the years.”

In addition to the headlining talks, guests will also have the opportunity to be part of a studio audience for a taping of a special “EWTN Family Celebration Live Show”; celebrate Mass with Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus and EWTN’s friars; and meet EWTN hosts and authors while browsing the EWTN religious catalogue shop.

There also will be opportunities for Adoration and confession, and children will be able to meet characters from “EWTN Faith Factory.” EWTN Radio will broadcast live on-site throughout the weekend and staff from the National Catholic Register will be on hand to answer questions. Attendees also will have an opportunity to join EWTN in its mission of evangelization by becoming EWTN Media Missionaries.

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EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and more than 500 domestic and international AM and FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, the National Catholic Register newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.