Rally 2015

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    Promo Video: 2015 Promo Video!

    Music: Matt Maher, I Am They, Jon Guerra, Hannah Kerr

    Speakers: Bishop Loverde, Paul J. Kim
    Registration: Online registration is now open.

    Check-in & Times: What time? Where do I go?
    Directions: How to find Marymount University

    T-Shirt Info: When will I get mine?
    Downloads: Permission slips, posters, etc.


    Sunday, October 18, 2015

    Open to all high school aged students. All must register through the parish youth office - call yours today for more information!

    Every year the Office of Youth Ministry sponsors RALLY as our largest outreach event that celebrates our faith and love of the Lord! We are planning for hundreds of high school students to gather for over eight hours of music, inspirational speakers, and Sunday Mass with Bishop Loverde. RALLY is designed to be open to any high school aged youth wanting to attend; please welcome and invite them to participate in the life of the Catholic Church!


        2015 Promo Video

    44 of the 68 parishes in the Diocese of Arlington attended RALLY 2014 -- we would love to see even more of you there this year! Imagine if all 68 parishes and 6 Missions brought youth to this annual event...we would have to pack the house & have to find an even larger venue in 2016!


         Saints and Sinners Tour


    Matt is a recording artist, songwriter, and worship leader. Since his 2008 major label debut, he has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A five time-GRAMMY® nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen,” and “Your Grace Is Enough.” He has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Passion, and Meredith Andrews, among others.  In 2013 he played at World Youth Day for Pope Francis’ Beachside Vigil in front of over 3 million people. Matt has joined us at Life is VERY Good for the past five years and was last on the RALLY stage in 2007. We are glad to welcome him back!

    Read more about Matt Maher here >


    Joining Matt on tour will be I Am They, Jon Guerra, and Hannah Kerr. 


    The Speakers

    Bishop Loverde Rally


    Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington,

    Most Reverend paul S. Loverde

    Bishop Paul S. Loverde was installed as the third Bishop of Arlington at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More on March 25, 1999. He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on September 3, 1940 to Paul Loverde and Ann Marie Conti. Bishop has been joining us for RALLY for almost fifteen years and invites all of the young people of his diocese to attend!

    Since coming to the Diocese of Arlington, Bishop Loverde has authored five Pastoral Letters: Growing in Wisdom, Age and Grace, To Remember Well, Bought with a Price, Fountain of Life, Fire of Love, Go Forth with Hearts on Fire.

    Read more about our Bishop here >


    Paul J. Kim



    Paul J. Kim is an international youth speaker, vocalist, and beatboxer.  He presents and performs full time, sharing his love of Jesus Christ and the New Evangelization via inspirational talks, music, and comedy.  He has released two music albums entitled “The World Sings” (2013) and “Run Fly Fall” (2009), and has been a featured speaker & performer at the National Catholic Youth Conference, the Steubenville Summer Youth Conferences, and the Spirit in the City Festival in London, UK.  The videos he has been featured in on YouTube have accumulated over a million views.  His background includes an MA Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy (Hope International), a BA in Philosophy and Theology (Franciscan University), and over a decade of experience in youth ministry.  
    Read more about Paul J. Kim here >


    Registration Procedures

    Young people that want to participate must sign up through their parish Coordinator of Youth Ministry. The cost is $25.00 per participant (youth and adults), which includes all of the great entertainment above, a T-shirt, dinner, and snacks.

    Procedure for Coordinators of Youth Ministry to sign up your Youth:

    1. Get your youth excited about RALLY by putting the poster up around the parish, having some of your older, "veteran" youth talk about the event at a youth meeting, and showing the promo video at meetings and sharing it in e-mails.
    2. Get a head-count of how many will be participating, and download the RALLY Permission Slip/Forma de Permiso (bilingual/ bilingüe) for each to complete. The permission slip is two pages (English 1st page / Spanish 2nd page).
    3. Online registration is now open. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 
    4. Online registration closes on Monday, October 12. If you would like to register any additional participants after that date, please contact April at the office: 703-841-2559. Thanks!

    Check-in Procedures

    On Sunday, October 18 (the day of RALLY):

    1. Eat lunch before you arrive at RALLY! (We will be serving dinner around 5:00pm).
    2. Come to MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY on Sunday, October 18th (check-in begins at 11:30 A.M.). Be sure to bring a copy of the SIGNED ORIGINAL permission slip for each participant and keep it with you at all times.
    3. When you check-in, you will verify your list of attendees, pick up pre-printed name tags and sign a statement agreeing to have the OYM bill your parish $25.00 per attendee.
    4. Your parish will be sent an invoice following RALLY. Instructions on making your payment will be included.
    5. RALLY begins at 12:00pm & concludes around 8:00pm after the concert. There will be a short time for autograph signing afterwards.


    Directions to Marymount University (main campus):

    Address: 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207-4299

    Located at the intersection of Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive. 

    FROM I-66 (EITHER DIRECTION): From I-66 East, exit Glebe Road (Route 120) and drive north for 1.5 miles on Glebe Road to reach the Main Campus, which is on the right. Drive a half mile south on Glebe Road for the Ballston Center, which is on the right. From I-66 West, exit Glebe Road (Route 120) and the Ballston Center will be immediately on the left at Fairfax Drive and Glebe Road. Turn left on Glebe Road and continue north for two miles for the Main Campus, which is on the right.

    FROM ROUTE 50-ARLINGTON BOULEVARD (EITHER DIRECTION) : Exit Glebe Road (Route 120 North). For the Ballston Center, drive half a mile north on Glebe Road. The Ballston Center is on the left. For the Main Campus, continue for 2 miles north on Glebe Road. The Main Campus is on the right.

    T-Shirt Info



    Please note: The t-shirts will be distributed in two phases:

    1. Parishes that are more than 2 hrs away from Arlington Co. will generally be able to take their shirts with them from RALLY that evening; and
    2. Parishes closer to the Chancery may have their shirts sent via mail or special delivery approximately three weeks after RALLY.

    The earlier that people register, the better our chances are to have more shirts on the day of the event!


    Poster (printable, 8.5 x 11) 

    Poster en Español (para imprimir, 8.5 x 11)

    Poster (printable, 11 x 17) 

    Poster en Español (para imprimir, 11 x 17) 

    Custom Banner for Facebook

    CYM Letter and Registration Information 

    Permission Slip (English) 

    Nota de permiso (Spanish)