The first New Jersey Fan the Fire Youth Rally with be at St. Isaac Jogues in Marlton on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30am to 8:30pm. The day will include speakers, music, adoration, confession, Rosary, and mass.
And pizza. Always pizza.
Did you take a group of teens on a mission trip or work camp this summer that excited them? Or perhaps you went to one of the inspiring Steubenville Youth Conferences? Or maybe you have a group of kids who were set ablaze by the Holy Spirit when they were Confirmed? Or maybe you are preparing for World Youth Day in Brazil? Whatever is happening with your teens, wouldn’t it be great to spend a day fanning the fire of love, peace, joy and service that only the Lord can place in their hearts? Well, here’s your chance!
I would like to personally invite you and the youth of your parish/school to attend St. Isaac Jogues’ Fan the Fire Youth Rally on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 8:30 am—8:30 pm in Marlton, NJ.
Fan the Fire began 15 years ago at St. Joseph’s Parish in York, PA and has grown from an initial gathering of just over 200 students, to an annual gathering of between 500-700 participants. Fan the Fire has spread to Connecticut and will be coming to New Jersey this Spring. We are expecting youth groups from all over eastern and central Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey areas.
Pope Benedict XVI has declared this the “Year of Faith”. Inspired by this theme, our Parish family invites you and your teens to participate in this special day-long event.
Fan the Fire will feature time for praise and worship led by Sean Patrick Malloy from St. James Parish in Lititz, PA and a keynote address and workshop by nationally known youth speaker Chris Padgett. Chris is a convert to the Catholic faith with a powerful yet humorous message, and an extremely captivating witness and musician. He is a sought-after speaker for youth and adults and presents each year at youth rallies across the country.
In addition to the keynote talk, there will be an opportunity for teens to attend two of the several different workshops sessions available. These will be led by various speakers from throughout the diocese. The day will also include a pizza dinner, a Eucharistic Holy Hour, the Holy Rosary and a closing Mass that will fulfill one’s Sunday obligation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available at various times throughout the day. A dinner concert will be provided as well.
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