BASH 2017


Bishop Burbidge invites all middle school students of the Diocese to join him at BASH 2024!

BASH is our largest gathering of Catholic middle school students (6th-8th graders) every year! This event is a celebration of our Catholic faith and love of the Lord. We are planning for hundreds of middle school students to gather for an evening of faith, fellowship, and fun!

This event includes music, games, inspirational speakers, confessions, and a Vigil Mass for Sunday, with Bishop Burbidge as the principal celebrant. BASH is designed to be open to any Middle School aged youth that want to attend, so please welcome and invite them to participate in the life of the Catholic Church!

Our goal is to have all 70 parishes and 5 missions participating in this event. If you have a child in middle school, we encourage you to call your parish to see if they will be participating. Perhaps if they are not already planning to participate, this will change if they hear that there are interested families! 


WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2024. 3:30pm-8:30pm  
WHERE: Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington, VA      
COST: $15.00 per participant (youth and adults) 
HOW TO SIGN UP: Young people that want to participate must sign up through their parish point of contact (usually the Director of Youth Ministry).

More information will be made available here as the event draws near, but please make sure it is on your calendar now! 


Future BASH dates

2025: Saturday, May 10
2026: Saturday, April 25 
BASH will continue to be held at Bishop O'Connell High School.