7th Annual Event in Ebensburg
4 a.m. Coverage Begins on WeAreCentralPA.com and WTAJ-TV
3:15 a.m. - 4:15 a.m. General Congregation Begins to Arrive
4:50 a.m. Distinguished Guests Arrive
5:10 a.m. Prince William and Prince Harry Leave Clarence House
5:15 a.m. Prince William and Prince Harry Arrive
5:20 a.m. Members of Foreign Royal Families Arrive
5:25 a.m. Royal Family Leaves Buckingham Palace
5:30 a.m. Royal Family Begins to Arrive
5:48 a.m. Bridesmaids leave Goring Hotel
5:51 a.m. Kate Middleton and her Father, Michael, Leave Goring Hotel
6 a.m. Marriage Service Begins
7:15 a.m. Processional Begins at Westminster Abbey
7:30 a.m. Bride's Carriage Arrives at Buckingham Palace
7:40 a.m. Royal Family Arrives at Buckingham Palace
7:40 a.m. Other Guests Begin to Arrive at Buckingham Palace
8:25 a.m. The Queen, Prince William, Kate Middleton Appear on the Balcony
8:30 a.m. Royal Air Force Flyover
*All Times Are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Two choirs, one orchestra and two fanfare teams will perform the music
at the Wedding Service of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton
at Westminster Abbey on April 29th. These are:
? The Choir of Westminster Abbey
? The Chapel Royal Choir
? The London Chamber Orchestra
? The Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force
? The State Trumpeters of The Household Cavalry
The choirs will be under the direction of Mr James O?Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey. The Choir of Westminster Abbey is made up of 20 boys, all of whom attend the Abbey?s dedicated residential Choir School, and 12 professional adult singers, known as Lay Vicars. In addition to singing the daily choral services in the Abbey throughout the year, it plays a central role in the many royal, state and national occasions which take place at the Abbey. The Abbey?s Sub Organist, Robert Quinney, will play the organ.
The Chapel Royal Choir consists of ten Children of the Chapel, boy choristers who hold scholarships at City of London School, and six Gentlemen-in-Ordinary, who are professional singers. The Chapel Royal Choir has existed since at least the Norman Conquest. The Organist, Choir Master and Composer at Her Majesty?s Chapel Royal is Dr. Andrew Gant. The Choir?s duties are to sing the weekly service in the Chapel Royal at St James?s Palace and to perform for the Sovereign on other occasions, including at the weddings of members of the Royal Family. The distinctive State uniforms worn by the Children date from the reign of Charles II.
The London Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by Mr Christopher Warren-Green, its Music Director and Principal Conductor. The orchestra will comprise 39 musicians located in the organ loft of the Abbey. The LCO is the longest established profess
Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have created a charitable
gift fund to help celebrate their wedding. The fund will focus on
assisting charities which support the five causes chosen by the couple.
These causes are close to their hearts and reflect the experiences,
passions and values of their lives so far. Having been touched by the
goodwill shown to them since their engagement, they have asked that
anyone wishing to send them a wedding gift consider doing so in the
form of a donation to the fund.
You Can Learn More and Donate Here: http://www.royalweddingcharityfund.org/
Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have chosen
Leicestershire-based cake designer Fiona Cairns to create their wedding
The wedding cake will be a multi-tiered traditional fruit cake. The cake, which will be decorated with cream and white icing, will have a strong British floral theme using elements of the Joseph Lambeth technique. Fiona was chosen for her creative style and beautifully crafted handmade cakes using traditional British ingredients. Her business, started 25 years ago on her kitchen table, is now based in a state of the art bakery in Leicestershire, the heart of the English countryside.
In addition, the couple have also asked McVitie's Cake Company to create a chocolate biscuit cake for the reception at Buckingham Palace. The chocolate biscuit cake will be made from a Royal Family recipe and was specially requested by Prince William.
Fiona Cairns Ltd began on Fiona's kitchen table 25 years ago, when Kishore Patel ? Fiona's husband and now managing director of the company ? spotted the potential of his wife's beautifully crafted handmade cakes. In 2001, Kishore joined the company full time and the business moved out of their garden and into a state of the art bakery in Leicestershire, the heart of the English countryside.
For more information visit www.fionacairns.com
McVitie's Cake Company now part of the United Biscuits Group have
made many of the wedding and christening cakes for members of the Royal
family since the marriage of His Majesty King George V to HM Queen
Mary. They also made the official cake for The Queen and Duke of
Edinburgh's diamond wedding anniversary in 2007.
For more info
Miss Catherine Middleton has a new Coat of Arms in advance of her wedding to Prince William. Miss Middleton?s Coat of Arms derives from one which is being granted to her father, Mr. Michael Middleton. The design of the Arms was agreed and approved by Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England), who is based at the College of Arms in London.
The Middleton Family worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was personal to them and visually identified them as a family.
The three acorns represent Mr. and Mrs. Middleton?s three children (Catherine, Philippa and James). Acorns were chosen because the area in which the children were brought up ? West Berkshire, England ? is surrounded by oak trees. Additionally, oak is a long-established symbol of both ?England? and ?Strength.?
The gold chevron, which sits at the centre of the design, represents Mrs. Middleton, whose maiden name is Goldsmith. The two thinner chevrons, which sit either side of the gold chevron, allude to hills and mountains and represent outdoor pursuits that the family enjoy together. The colours blue and red were chosen as they are the principle colours from the flag of the United Kingdom.
Miss Middleton?s Coat of Arms has been presented in the form of a ?lozenge? and is shown suspended from a ribbon, which indicates that she is an unmarried daughter.
Mr. Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms said:
?Mr. and Mrs. Middleton and their children took enormous interest in this design and, while its purpose is to provide a traditional heraldic identity for Catherine, as she marries into the Royal Family, the intent was to represent the whole Middleton family together, their home and aspects of w
HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton have selected Hugo Burnand to be their official photographer at their wedding on the 29th April. Mr Burnand will be take the official photographs at Buckingham Palace following the wedding at Westminster Abbey.
Mr Burnand has photographed Prince William privately before and was the official photographer at the wedding of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall 2005. He also took the official 60th birthday photograph of The Prince of Wales.
A well known portrait photographer, Hugo Burnand has also photographed Lucien Freud, Lady Thatcher, Victoria Beckham and John Magnier. Mr Burnand regularly works with Conde Nast Publications including House & Garden Magazine and Tatler.
Born in 1963, Hugo is married to Louisa and they have four children. Hugo learnt the basics of photography from his mother Ursy, who used to turn their kitchen at home into a dark room in the evenings and started with his first camera at age of seven.
He attended Harrow School and after spending 10 years travelling through America, France and Ireland as a stable hand and a brief job at Lloyds of London. Hugo became a photographer's assistant to Julian Calder. Hugo later set up his own studio in Notting Hill.
The Ordination and Installation of Bishop-Elect Mark L. Bartchak is set for 2 p.m. on April 19th at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.
The service is invitation-only. Mass is not open to the public.
A Prayer Service with Bishop-Elect Bartchak will be held on April 18th at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. This event is open to the public.
His Episcopal Mott: Christ Our Hope of Glory
On January 14, 2011, the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese held a news conference to announce that Bishop-Elect Mark L. Bartchak would be taking over for Bishop Joseph Adamec.
Bartchak released the following statement about the apointment:
Praise be Jesus Christ, who is our hope of glory. I give thanks to Almighty God whose grace has brought me to this day and to this place where I have been called to serve the people of God as Bishop the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
I wish to express publicly my appreciation to Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI for the confidence he has placed in me by appointing me as the 8thBishop of this diocese.
I pledge my fidelity to him as the Vicar of Christ and the Successor of Saint Peter, as well as my resolve to exercise the office of Bishop in communion with him and all the Bishops of the Catholic Church.
I wish to gratefully acknowledge His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United Statesfor his care and encouragement when he informed me of the Holy Father?s decision that I should come to the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. I also wish to gratefully acknowledge His Eminence, Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, who presides over all the Bishops in Pennsylvaniaas our Metropolitan. He has been most gracious and supportive in the days leading up to this announcement.
I have spent almost twenty years assisting and advising the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, Bishop of Erie. I want to especially acknowledge his trust in me and the care which he has shown me as a father and brother. He has never been at a loss to offer me practical words of advice and encouragement. I am certainly grateful for the insights and encouragement that he has shared since learning of my appointment as Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown.
I am grateful to Bishop Adamec for the warm welcome and solicitude that he has shared with me in so many ways. He has been quite generou
Bishop-Elect Mark Leonard Bartchak:
Born: January 1, 1955
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Baptized: St. Monica Parish in Garfield Heights, OH
High School: Bradford Central Christian High School, Bradford, McKean County (1973)
College: St. Mark Seminary and Gannon University
Looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors on a nice day? Check out one of the many state parks located around the region.
Bald Eagle State Park
Black Moshannon State Park
Canoe Creek State Park
Clear Creek State Park
Greenwood Furnace State Park
Kooser State Park
Laurel Hill State Park
Laurel Ridge State Park
Martin Luther King, Jr. - (1929 - 1968)
King was the leader of the civil rights movement in the United states from the 1950s through 1968. Both King's father and grandfather were Baptist preachers. His parents were both college-educated.
Despite the middle-class upbringing, he still experienced racial segregation in the south. After spending a summer on a tobacco farm in Connecticut before beginning college, he was surprised how well the different races got along together in the North. That continued to fuel his hatred for racial segregation in the South. He attended Morehouse College, graduating in 1948. He spent the following three years at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.
In 1960, King and his family moved back to his home city of Atlanta, where he became co-pastor with his father of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He focused on his civil rights work, and used television to nationalize the racial equality issue. He delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 Washington D.C. Civil Rights March, where he said that "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." King continued his push for civil rights right up until he was
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