The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 31, 2013

Church youth to conduct rummage sale

BECKLEY — St. Francis de Sales Church youth is sponsoring a rummage sale at the St. Francis gym to help finance its World Youth Day trip to Poland in 2016. Hours are Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 614 S. Oakwood Ave., Beckley.

World Youth Day seeks to inspire young faithful Catholics to spread the Gospel of Christ’s love to the people they encounter throughout their lives. The event is held in different cities of the world. This year millions of Catholic youth from around the globe united in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day 2013.

Newly elected Pope Francis encouraged those present, telling them “Do not be afraid of what God asks of you! It is worth saying ‘yes’ to God. In him we find joy.”

Pope John Paul II began the event in 1986. An artist and playwright, John Paul II stressed the importance of spreading the gospel through all the available media. World Youth Day gave him the chance to spread the gospel face to face.