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New Hampshire Ceremony Honors CUA Student Winner of Papal Design Contest


9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21


Trinity High School
581 Bridge St.
Manchester, NH 03104


Ryan Mullen, one of the winners of a design contest for the altar and other sanctuary furnishings at the Mass that Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate in Washington, D.C., will be honored during a presentation at his high school alma mater. Mullen graduated from Trinity High School in 2002.

Mullen and John-Paul Mikolajczyk, of Staten Island, N.Y., both candidates in the master's program at Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning, designed the altar, pulpit, lectern and chair for the papal Mass April 17 at the city's new baseball stadium, Nationals Park. The students are working with faculty to construct the altar on campus. The contest was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington in partnership with The Catholic University of America.

After the ceremony, a reception will be held in the school's Campus Ministry office so students can speak with Mullen.

To cover the event at Trinity High School, please contact Denis Mailloux or Andrew Nelson at 603-668-2910. For more information about the event, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in CUA's Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.