SOURCE: EWTN Global Catholic Network

EWTN Global Catholic Network

May 06, 2011 09:24 ET

EWTN to Host Free Family Celebration

Meet Marcus Grodi, Raymond Arroyo, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Benedict Groeschel & More

IRONDALE, AL--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Celebrate EWTN Global Catholic Network's 30 years of faithful service! Join us for our fabulous freeFamily Celebration July 23-24 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala.

Come enjoy a roster of well-loved speakers, including "World Over" Anchor (and Mother Angelica biographer) Raymond Arroyo, "JourneyHome" Host Marcus Grodi, "EWTN Live" Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa, and "Sunday Night Prime" Host Fr. Benedict Groeschel.

In addition to this stellar lineup, Saturday night attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the taping of a Special 30thAnniversary Live Show featuring all our speakers plus a roster of special guests.

Our guests include "Women of Grace" Host Johnnette Benkovic, "Life on the Rock" Hosts Fr. Mark Mary Cristina and Doug Barry; EWTN Theology Roundtable Host Colin Donovan , plus radio personalities John Martignoni and Thom Price to name a few.

EWTN President & CEO Michael P. Warsaw will provide the welcome and will join Deacon Bill Steltemeier and the Friars for the always popular "Family Talk." Bookmark Host Doug Keck will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Mass will be celebrated by the Friars on Saturday and, on Sunday, EWTN is honored to announce that Birmingham Bishop Robert J. Baker has agreed to serve as our celebrant.

Throughout the weekend, attendees will haveopportunities to get their bookssigned at the "Meet the Author" booth, meet EWTN's hosts and the Friars at the "Family Corner" booth, and browse the EWTN Religious Catalogue shop.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. As always, there will be plenty of opportunities for confession as well as Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It's a day no fan of EWTN will want to miss -- and, best of all, it's free.

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EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30thyear, is available in over 160 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.