February 27th, 2022 @ Prairie Star Ranch
The Jr. High Youth Rally is an annual event hosted by the Office of Evangelization and Catholic Formation for Youth. It’s a faith-filled, one day event aimed at engaging and inspiring youth to live for Christ. It is open to any middle school student in the Archdiocese.
Typically 6th, 7th & 8th grade. Each parish organizes and brings their own group. Parish youth ministers/chaperones register their group with the Youth Office and bring appropriate number of chaperones for their individual group; 1 adult for every 8 youth is recommended.
+ $35/person (lunch: hamburger or hotdog, chips, cookie bottled water)
+ $50/person for those riding the ArchKCK rural bus
Bus transpiration is available for groups from rural parishes for an additional $15/person by completing the bus info on the registration from. Registration link below.
Jr. High participants will be required by the Archdiocese to wear a mask. Following the PSR/CDC guidelines we are limiting the JHR to 550 participants including chaperones. A parish or school may choose to implement additional requirements as they see fit. If anyone is experiencing any symptoms the day of departure they should not attend. It will be up to the group leader to inform parents ineligibility to attend the JR. High Rally.
8:30am – Registration & Welcome
9:00am- Mikey Needleman Band
9:30am Welcome Ice Breakers (Lee McMahon & NEKRYC)
9:45am Keynote: Sr. Karolyn Where do we need victory???
10:15am Eucharistic Adoration with Fr. Luke Doyle led by Sr. Karolyn
11:10am Vocation Story – Fr. Luke Doyle & Sr. K
11:45am Lunch (Two Guys)
12:15-12:30pm Icebreakers – Lee McMahon & NEKRYC
12:30pm Keynote: Sr. Karolyn How can we let Jesus have the victory???
1:15pm Mike Debus
1:40pm Small Groups w/Discussion Questions
2:00pm Break/Retreat team set up for Mass
2:30pm Mass w/Archbishop Naumann
An east coast girl living in a Midwest world, Sr. M. Karolyn Nunes was born and raised in Rhode Island and gradually made her way westward via Franciscan University of Steubenville, Tennessee, and finally surrendering to God’s plan and settling in her religious community, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George who are based in Alton, Illinois.
She has spent most of the last 16 years of her religious life teaching in some way, shape, or form and now serves her community as the vocation director, assisting young people in discovering the same truth that she surrendered to long ago: “The Glory of God is man fully alive.” Named after Pope St. John Paul II, her goal is to live his encouragement to “Be Not Afraid” and “Put out into the deep,” never settling for shallow living. She loves road trips, the ocean, arts and crafts, and has a reputation for being a human jukebox.