HELLO YOUNG PEOPLE
OF HAMILTON DIOCESE!
Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Youth Rally!
Once again, we are teaming up with the Catholic Youth Organization of Hamilton to bring you a jammed packed, engaging, prayer-filled, fun-filled Rally day.
We invite all young people grades 7 to 12 to join us for our fourth annual gathering of youth from all across our great and glorious diocese on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
We have moved venues this year, but look forward to greeting you all at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener.
The theme of this year’s rally is “According to Your Word”. Concluding our focus on the three-year Marian World Youth Day Theme, this year we are going to take a good look at the beauty of God’s Word both through Scripture as well as God’s Word alive and active in our world.
God’s Holy Word holds so much promise and love for young people, and together, through the 2019 Youth Rally, we will learn more about how to pray with scripture and make the Gospel come alive through words and deeds. We will also have an opportunity to have a first hand encounter with the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible.
This hand-painted, hand-illuminated Bible will open our eyes and our hearts to another way to see and understand Scripture in all its beauty.
We welcome warmly to our day special guests Chika Anyanwu, A Guy and a Girl and all our Encounter Leaders. You will be blessed by their many gifts and the special witness they offer to our Church.
Our day will consist of praise and worship, our keynote address, as well as encounters and activities to get you thinking about the theme and how you are called to bring all your new ideas back to your parishes and schools.
The day will end with Mass with Bishop Crosby and a BBQ dinner.
We’ll be praying for you as you prepare to join us on May 25th, 2019. We ask for your prayers as well as we continue our planning for this wonderful day!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Rally Day, please contact your deanery representative or the Office of Youth Ministry!
It’s gonna be great!
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Before you begin the registration process, please have the following information available for each participant you are registering:
Encounter experience selections (1 selection each round)
Groups may complete their payment by:
Schedule of the Day
9:00 AM | Registration Opens
10:00 AM | Opening Prayer and Rally Up
10:40 AM | Keynote Address
11:30 AM | Encounter Round One
12:30 PM | Lunch
2:00 PM | Rally Up and Regather
2:30 PM | Encounter Round Two
3:15 PM | Break and Prepare for Mass
4:00 PM | Celebration of the Eucharist with His Excellency Bishop Crosby
5:15 PM | Dinner
7:00 PM | Closing Keynote Address
8:00 PM | Departure
Looking to share bussing? Or catch a ride with another group?
Are you an individual person hoping to connect with a group attending the Rally?
Contact your deanery representative, they are here to assist you!
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What to bring, what not to bring, and required permissions...
Bingemans Conference Centre
The 2019 Youth Rally will be hosted at our new location, Bingemans Conference Centre.
With our new location there are opportunities for groups to incorporate an overnight camping experience pre or post Rally. Groups will be responsible for their own organization and booking of the camping experience through Bingemans Camoing.
To learn more about this opportunity, or to book your camping please visit:
April 11, 2019 | Online | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
In Person Information Session
April 2, 2019 -CANCELLED
(due to low RSVP numbers we have had to cancel our in person session)
Information sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for fellowship in the hopes that the group leaders and chaperones will feel supported by one another in their preparations for Rally day.
Details pertaining to the day will be shared by the Rally planning team, with opportunities for discussion and questions.
All first time and returning chaperones and volunteers are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.
You can still RSVP for the online information session using the Eventbrite registration system!