I just heard Jake Finkbonner being interviewed by the Faith Formation director of St. John the Baptist in Covington. What an amazing young man with a deep faith. He was the last miracle for the recent canonization of St. Kaeteri Tekawitha in Rome. He got to receive Holy Communion from Pope Benedict VI and his younger sister received her 1st Holy Communion from the Pope. Too cool!
Jake has a website if you would like to learn more about him. Here is the link
The Archdiocese does a great job every year with the Youth Convention. A Catholic High School from Victoria, BC has been attending every year for the last 20 years.
Steve Angrisano is the Master of Ceremonies. I first met him several years ago when I was invited to participate in the Archdiocese of Anchorage Catholic Youth Convention. That was the place where I was giving a workshop on the Mass and talking about how annoying it is when cell phones go off during Mass. As soon as the words rolled out of my mouth, my cell phone rang and played (rather loudly) the WSU Fight Song. Needless to say, I turned 4 shades of red and turned it off.