At Diocesan Catholic Conference, guest speaker tells youth to ‘go make a difference in the world’


PROVIDENCE — Hundreds of sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Providence filled McVinney Auditorium in Providence and Holy Apostles Church in Cranston during the Catholic Middle School Youth Conference held November 3 and 4.
The annual two-day event, sponsored by the Office of Catholic Youth Ministry, was an opportunity for the students to interact with their peers as they explore how their Catholic values can impact their everyday life. Guest speaker and music minister Steve Angrisano brought his passionate message of faith, hope and love to Rhode Island. The many students enjoyed and embraced his passionate message of faith which was woven throughout his music and storytelling.
In each presentation, Angrisano kept the crowd’s attention with his upbeat and energetic spirit which had kids clapping, singing and on their feet. He encouraged the students to go out and make a difference in their world and to make God and prayer a part of their day — each and every day.
“People think that praying is stopping your regular day to do something holy. What we do when we pray is that we make the day holy. The goal is to sanctify the day,” he said.
A veteran musician and composer, Angrisano has been featured at six World Youth Days and many other national and international events.
Louise Dussault, director of Catholic Youth Ministry Diocese of Providence shared that the conferences were days filled with youthful enthusiasm and hope.
“Steve’s message of living our faith in all the circumstances of our lives resounded as he shared his witness, song and prayer.”