I received this update from Connie today:
CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Connie Schneider
National Chair of Children’s Programs
World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF)
Public Association of the Faithful under the Pontifical Council of the Laity
Website: Visit: Children of the Eucharist
Pope Benedict XVI has granted an Apostolic Blessing to all the children of the world who participate in the upcoming:
Fifth Annual Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour Program.
“I am deeply grateful for the many good efforts of the World Apostolate of Fatima and in particular, I think of the many graces that come to so many young people through the Children’s Programs… It is my hope and prayer that each of the children who participate in this Holy Hour will be ambassadors of Jesus Christ to other young people and to the world” Pope Benedict XVI
Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, D.D., Bishop of Kansas City, Saint Joseph, will lead the Children’s Holy Hour, and EWTN will broadcast the event LIVE from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, to over 40 different nations. View Bishop Finn’s LIVE 90 second invitation here.
Father Patrick Byrne, Secretary General of the Pontifical Mission of the Holy Childhood Association, will lead thousands of children in prayer at the Cathedral, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
A Eucharistic and Marian Movement of the Children of the World
Who pray for PEACE in our Families and the World!
(ST. PAUL, MN – August 6, 2007) The World Apostolate of Fatima USA Children’s Program Children of the Eucharist will host its fifth annual Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, on First Friday, October 5, 2007.
Once again the worldwide event will broadcast Live via the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) at 10:00 AM (EST). Most Reverend Robert William Finn, D.D., of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph, will lead the Children’s Holy Hour of prayer.
You can view Most Reverend Bishop Finn’s LIVE invitation here.
Irish singer Dana will lead the children in their theme song: We are the Children of the World, Answering His Call.
The Children of the Eucharist program invites and encourages bishops, parish pastors, school principals and families around the globe to plan "little pilgrimages" to their local shrines, diocesan cathedrals, parish churches and chapels, as they gather the school children and all the children of the world before the Most Blessed Sacrament, to pray the “World Mission Rosary” for peace in our families and the world.
We are hopeful, that corporations and people of influence and means will come forward and help "Children of the Eucharist" so we can move forward to spiritually benefit all the children of the world.