Who: All 8th-12th graders are invited to attend this awesome event! Must register through St. John of the Cross.
What: Abbey Youth Fest is an outdoor all day festival held at St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College hosted by the seminarians. This day is filled with music groups, speakers, vendors from various catholic organizations, all-day confessions, mass with the Archbishop, candlelit adoration and much more!
The Abbey Youth Festival is an apostolic service of Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College. It is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to experience a day of prayer and faith formation with an exposure to the Benedictine tradition. Its focus is evangelization and vocational discernment by means of Liturgy, prayer, worship, music and education appropriate for Catholic young people.
Abbey Youth Fest began in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Chris Baglow and a dedicated seminarian task force. The seminarians of Saint Joseph Seminary College continue to play a vital part in the production of AYF in conjunction with the seminary staff. Over the past 19 years, it has become the largest event in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, drawing nearly 250 different groups from all across the south and surpassing 4500 participants per year for the last few years. AYF is an event you don’t want to miss!
When and Where: AYF 2020 is Saturday March 21st from 9:00am-9:00pm on the campus of St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College. We plan to have bus transportation through the deanery.
Cost: $55 includes transportation, admission to the event, t-shirt, lunch and dinner. Permission forms must be turned in no later than Sunday March 1st
You must turn in all forms and payment to SJC by the deadline in order to attend. Forms are linked below.