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Diocese of El Paso announces Celebration Performers for Papal Broadcast at Sun Bowl

The Two Nations, One Faith Papal Telecast Event today announced that multi-platinum Country Music artist and Catholic convert Collin Raye will perform at the Sun Bowl along with fellow award-winning guitarist and World Youth Day performer Tony Melendez, as a prelude to the official U.S. Papal Mass Telecast.

“Mr. Raye, author of “A Voice Undefeated” and ​Country Music’s 10 times male vocalist of the year nominee will perform with rising star, Andrea Thomas. Collin became an international Country Music Artist by charting 16 #1 and 25 top ten hits with ballads and songs that are loved around the world such as “Love, Me”, “In this Life” ​​and “Little Rock”.

Mr. Melendez, a well-known World Youth Day disabled guitarist who has performed for Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict will also join the program. These performances, which will include reflections and interaction with those gathered at the Sun Bowl promises to offer the faithfully gathered an amazing afternoon of live sacred music preceding the Pope’s broadcast from Juarez.

“We want to demonstrate to The Holy Father that our two nations, and our two sister cities, embody ‘Two Nations, One Faith,’” said Bishop Mark Seitz, leader of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. “Pope Francis’ visit to this region will be a historic moment for these communities, and give a voice to the often voiceless, especially children and families who are at the center of the critical issues facing the border. We are thrilled to celebrate this moment with all El Pasoans and our visitors, and broadcast to the world how our communities are united through our faith”

“I am so blessed to be able to donate my time and talent to this beautiful event.” Mr. Raye said of his performance in El Paso, “The Pope’s visit to the border will be unforgettable Being joined in song and witnessing the mass together with this community will be an experience no one should miss.”

In addition to Mr. Raye and Mr. Melendez, the program will represent the diversity and culture of these communities is of utmost importance. The Tigua Indian Nation Social Dancers will help open the musical program by performing a sacred ceremonial prayer dance, and the El Paso Diocesan Choir, composed of 120 musicians and singers, will reflect the bicultural reality of the borderland and invite the crowd into sacred song.

El Paso-based youth choir Elohim, and local parish-based Mariachi and Matachines dance groups will also showcase the cultural heritage of the border region.  More program announcements are expected today and this week.

Sun Bowl Stadium Stage, Wednesday February 17, 2016
Final performance order to be announced, doors and performances begin at 12:00PM MT
Collin Raye & Andrea Thomas
Tony Melendez
El Paso Diocesan Choir
Tigua Indian Nation Social Dancers

Throughout the program the Pope’s journey through Juarez will be live-streamed on the Sun Bowl Stadium Jumbotron. On-stage program will conclude prior to the telecast of the papal Mass. The Two Nations, One Faith Event will release renderings of the Sun Bowl stage in the coming weeks.

For Tickets, Program Updates or to Sponsor the event please visit twonationsonefaith.com

HELPFUL LINKS

Diocese of El Paso
www.facebook.com/DioceseOfElPaso/?fref=ts


Official TWO NATIONS, ONE FAITH Hashtag
#2nations1faith / #PopeonBorder

Collin Raye
http://collinraye.com / @collinraye

Andrea Thomas
http://andreathomasmusic.com

Tony Melendez
http://www.tonymelendez.com/

EPISD: Papal visit preparations will impact school days at 10 campuses

The preparations and clean up after the visit of Pope Francis to the Border will require the early release and late start for students and employees at 10 EPISD campuses that are directly affected by road closures and other mitigating factors.

Administrators this week determined that based on the plans by federal, state and local officials, specific campuses near the Border Highway will have an early release at 2 p.m. on Feb. 16 and a late start of 10 a.m. on Feb. 18.

To accommodate the early release and late start, the impacted campuses will add three minutes to the end of the school day beginning Feb. 1 and ending on June 7. All EPISD schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 17, upon the advise of state and federal agencies that had concerns about safety and security concerns in relation to the visit of the Pontiff to Cd. Juárez.

The District also had concerns about unprecedented levels of absenteeism by students and employees.

The District will make up for the Feb. 17 closure by having classes on Feb. 15, the make-up day that was built into the school calendar.

The affected campuses are:

• Bowie High School

• Guillen Middle School

• Aoy Elementary School

• Douglass Elementary School

• Beall Elementary School

• Zavala Elementary School

• Jefferson/Silva Magnet High School

• San Jacinto Learning Center

• Heart Elementary School

• Burleson Elementary School

Diocese of El Paso outlines Pope’s visit, Sun Bowl event schedule

With just under a month to go before Pope Francis’ historic visit to Juarez and the Borderland, the Diocese of El Paso announces both the city’s participation and exactly how the Sun Bowl will be used.

Via a new Facebook Page and Website: Two Nations, One Faith, officials with the Diocese placed all the information for those interested in attending the celebration at the Sun Bowl.  In addition to information regarding the celebration, the Diocese also included information regarding the day’s program, ticket prices,  as well as volunteering opportunities.

The entire event is slated to run six hours, with the gates to the Sun Bowl opening at 12 Noon; the musical program is slated to begin at 1:30 and the telecast of the Papal Mass is scheduled for 4 p.m.  There will be buses available for those headed to the event.

According to the website, the Sun Bowl celebration will incorporate national and local religious, cultural and musical elements culminating with the live telecast of the Mass in Juarez.  Before the Mass begins, officials say there will be activities and entertainment, a fun zone for children and commemorative merchandise for sale.

Officials add that the Pope’s route through Juarez will be telecast as well.

During a Monday morning news conference, officials with the city – including Mayor Oscar Leeser – outlined the city’s readiness for the visit.  Officials shared that the 10,000 plus hotel rooms were ready, and that the city’s law enforcement would be ready for the crowds on this side of the border.

For more information on the celebration here in El Paso, visit www.twonationsonefaith.com

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