February 23rd, 2023 @ 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.
Theme: “Amazed in Deed” God calls us to Amazement, and it will end with the Eucharist. The Holy Spirit Binds us! Mike Patin is our keynote speaker. Known as the “Engagin’ Cajun”- Mike Reuses energy, humor and stories to remind people of God’s presence among us while inviting others (and himself) to take the “next step” in our journey with God.
+ $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
Mike has worked in ministry settings since 1984, first as a high school teacher and coach, and then in diocesan ministry for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Since 2003, he has worked full time as a speaker and “faith horticulturist.” /// Throughout his ministry, Mike has been privileged to speak to groups ranging from 10 to 23,000 in over 130 dioceses in the U.S. and Canada. He has spoken at parish missions, conferences, rallies, retreats, leadership institutes, and in-services, addressing youth, adults, families, clergy, seminarians, school faculties, businesses, athletic teams and hospital staffs.