A Day of Fun and Celebration for Our Youth!

Dear friends,

What a wonderful time to be Catholic! How exciting to have Pope Francis visit our nation and hear his address to our congress and the United Nations! The Catholic Church is making front page news and is prominently positioned in the variety of media venues....and it is all good. We all witnessed such a wonderful display of bishops, priests, seminarians and members of consecrated life in the magnificent Liturgies televised...Deo gratias!
Now, ( in response to Pope Francis' challenge to young people: Wake Up the World ), I ask for your assistance with the promotion of this wonderful celebration of consecrated life . Please talk it up with your parish DRE, Youth Minister and catechists. How wonderful if a delegation of youth from each parish could attend this festival.....the day promises to be an enriching experience for all who attend.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation and asking the Lord to continue to bless you in the ministry, I am

Dcn. Bob DeLuca


Saturday, Nov. 21st, 7:30am-7:30pm

1055 Kingman Avenue

Jacksonville, FL

A fun festival for youth that celebrates religious life and the priesthood, while harmonizing deep moments of prayer with high energy activities -- including talks from religious speakers, break-out sessions, adoration, confession, Mass and the "ignite the Fire" fest with live music, inspirational films and personal testimonies.

Schedule of Events

7:30 AM Registration, Doors open.
8:15 AM Youth Rally with Rich Dittus
9:00 AM Mass in Carla Harris Performing Arts Center
10:45 AM Introduction by Brian Shields from Lumen Entertainment
11:00 AM Break Out Session #1
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Breakout Session #2
2:20 PM Holy Hour, Adoration, Confessions & Exhibits
3:45 PM Boys Basketball Game religious men vs boys .
3:45 PM Movie: For Love Alone and Ultimate Frisbee Game
5:00 PM Dinner -- Food Trucks will be available
6:30 PM IGNITE the FIRE FESTIVAL ( Assumption Soccer Field and Gymnasium)
7:30 PM Compline followed by dismissal.