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Scecina VP heads to families conference and Pope Francis Mass


David Dellacca, Scecina's vice president of technology, is interviewed by WTHR-Channel 13 about his upcoming trip. Dellacca and his family will leave Monday for Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.

David Dellacca has been looking forward to this vacation with his family for a long time. Mr. Dellacca, Scecina’s vice president of technology, heads to Philadelphia on Monday, Sept. 21, for a rare opportunity: the World Meeting of Families and Mass with Pope Francis.

Mr. Dellacca and his wife, DeInda, have three children and a fourth on the way. They'll travel by bus with other families from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Mr. Dellacca usually is the person behind the controls of Scecina’s gadgets, devices and networks. But he has found himself before TV cameras and reporters because of his unique opportunity to attend the conference. He was interviewed for a story in the Archdiocese's newspaper, The Criterion and by WTHR-Channel 13 television.

David and his family will be part of a group of 15 families from the Indianapolis Archdiocese, as well as millions of others from all over the world, attending the conference and hearing the Good News from Pope Francis.

Mr. Dellacca was able to snag some precious tickets for the papal Mass. Only 10,000 were made available online, and he found himself lucky to get four tickets in the 35 seconds before they sold out.

"I think being able to compare our family story to others is going to be really important so we can learn about how others operate and how they view their lives together," Mr. Dellacca said about one of his family's goals for the trip. "We’d like to be able to take those lessons and think about different way that faith operates in their lives and apply it to ourselves and certainly share our story with others, if that can be of benefit to them."

Mr. Dellacca plans to share his experience at the World Meeting of Families with the Scecina community. His photos and observations from the conference will be posted on Twitter, @ScecinaNow, and possibly on Facebook. He also is working with theology teacher Kevin Klaiber to use Skype so the students will be able to talk with David while he attends the conference. You also can read about his experience on a personal blog written by him and a good friend at www.brothersjourney.org.

A World Meeting of Families has taken place every three years since 1994, when Rome hosted the first of these gatherings, established by Pope John Paul II. But no U.S. city previously has hosted the world meeting. The most recent meeting was in June 2012 in Milan, Italy. This will be Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States.

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