The Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry is sponsoring a Year of Mercy Event for Youth on October 2, 2016 at the Holy Cross Diocesan Center from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. This event will be for all high school students. The cost for the event is $5 and a new pair of socks per person.

This is going to be an awesome day featuring Catholic comedian Judy McDonald and Fr. Rick Wenedell. Judy McDonald brings her hilarious comedy with a contagious joy for life. She may also have her most loveable friend Daisy accompany her. Fr. Rick Wendell shares incredible and inspirational stories that lead the listener into a reflection of their own relationship with Christ. The day will include lunch, and most importantly, Mass. We will end with a Sock Hop DJ’d by DJ Bill Lage. Those who attended the March for Life the past few years will remember DJ Bill and his high energy that engages the whole crowd. During the Sock Hop, participants will have the opportunity to fill care bags for the homeless. These bags will include the new socks that each person brings with them, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. These care bags will be distributed to the Catholic Charities’ Warming Centers in the Diocese of La Crosse.