Promo Video: Available soon!
Music: Josh Blakesley Band
Speakers: Bishop Loverde, Sean Forrest, Danny RayRegistration: Online registration will open on 9/16.
Check-in & Times: What time? Where do I go?Directions: How to find Bishop O'Connell High School
T-Shirt Info: When will I get mine?Downloads: Permission slips, posters, etc.
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!
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 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 >
Sean Forrest began his ministry
as a full-time youth minister at St. James parish in Stratford, Conn. In
January of 2000, Sean founded Movin’ With The Spirit, Inc. (MWTS), a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to boldly proclaiming God’s eternal Truth
and love. Since then, he has had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of
thousands of teens and adults across the country and internationally.
Sean is a graduate of Holy
Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., where he does work as an
instructor and retreat leader. He has released his sixth album, “Live, Love,
Lead,” which he recorded in Nashville with popular Christian musicians and a
Grammy Award-winning producer.
Building on his organization’s
work in the U.S., Sean has also mobilized a team to help the poor of Haiti.
MWTS Haiti180 constructed and operates a lively orphanage and state-of-the-art
school, and has been housing, feeding, and caring for children and villagers in
desperate need of support. The organization is also in the process of building
a medical clinic for the local and surrounding communities. Sean Lives in
Connecticut with his wife and three children. Read more about Sean Forrest here >
Danny Ray is a highly sought after illusionist and speaker for youth and family events. For over 14 years now, as his full-time occupation, Danny Ray has been traveling the world sharing God's transforming message... through captivating illusions. He does this with laughter and mind-blowing magic that cause people to be shocked, amazed and inspired. He loves Jesus, his family, and chocolate chip cookies!
Danny, his wife, and three children (ages 17, 15 & 11) reside in sunny Southern California. Read more about Danny Ray here >
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 adult leaders), 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:
On Sunday, October 23(the day of RALLY):
Directions to Bishop O'Connell High School:
Address: 6600 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22213
From I-495 in Virginia: Take Rt. 66 East to Exit 69 (Lee Highway/Washington Blvd.). Go to traffic light at end of ramp and turn left onto Lee Highway. Go two blocks and turn left onto Underwood Street. Continue on Underwood for about three blocks. Bishop O'Connell High School is located on the right.
Please note: The t-shirts will be distributed in two phases:
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 (printable, 11 x 17) Custom Banner for Facebook
CYM Letter and Registration Information
Permission Slip (English)
Nota de permiso (Spanish)
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