The 10-foot high white cross was built by Mercy Vocational’s carpentry teacher Steve Hove and his students. During the youth congress, participants will write notes of love and petition to Jesus on colorful pieces of paper, which will then be adhered to the sides of the cross, creating an ever-growing testament to the virtues of love and the power of prayer.
The youth congress, which occurs during the World Meeting Sept. 22-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, is accessible to all young people ages 6 to 17 who are registered and attending with their family. The youth congress is an interactive program designed around building, creating, playing, listening, serving and embracing the mission of love. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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