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Bishop Burbidge invites all teens of the Diocese to join him at RALLY 2022! This annual event is an opportunity for the young Church in the Diocese of Arlington to gather each year to pray, learn, and celebrate the Catholic faith. RALLY includes Mass with Bishop Burbidge, Eucharistic Adoration, inspirational speakers and entertainers, breakout sessions, inflatable games, music, and more! 

RALLY is designed to be open to any high school aged youth wanting to attend, at any stage in their faith journey. 
Our goal is to have all 70 parishes and 5 missions participating in this event. If you have a child in high 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: Sunday, October 23, 2022. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.   
WHERE: Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington, VA 
 Young people that want to participate must sign up through their parish point of contact (usually the Director of Youth Ministry). Registration will take place online and is now open! For the registration link and step-by-step instructions, click here: RALLY registration.

Keynote Speaker

Rachel Leininger - Rachel Leininger is a speaker and author who has traveled nationally speaking to young people about God's love as part of various events and ministries. She been serving in youth ministry since 2006, as a volunteer Core member and then as part of the REAP Team of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Click here to learn more about Rachel and her ministry.


Danny Ray - World-Renowned magician, keynote speaker, and author Danny Ray creates mind-blowing magic shows with a life-changing message. In 2021, Danny appeared on Penn and Teller's: Fool Us and fooled them with a trick that has left Arlington audiences speechless! Click here to learn more about Danny and his ministry.


John Paul Von Arx and Band - John Paul Von Arx seeks to share his faith and love for country music in venues all across America and has been performing professionally for the last ten years. Since the release of his debut solo album in 2018, John Paul has been known for his advocacy work for people with Down Syndrome and their families. Additionally, in 2020 he was hired as Coordinator of Worship at Franciscan University in order to mentor students in leading worship. Click here to learn more about John Paul and his ministry.


Information for Directors of Youth Ministry 
Permission Slip (English)
Permission Slip (Spanish) 
Poster (printable, 11x17) 
Poster (printable, 8.5x11)
Poster (image for use on social media)


Future RALLY date:

2023: Sunday, October 22
RALLY will continue to be held at Bishop O'Connell High School.