Youth Rally registration is now closed​.

The Office of Youth Ministry is excited to offer a day of celebration for the young people living in the Diocese of Ogdensburg.  Our 2022 theme of “In HIS House” imbues a sense of home and belonging to God.  The opening of doors and arms to everyone sets the tone for an upbeat and lively event with fun games, entertainment, great food, a wonderful resort location, dynamic presenters and a closing mass offered by Most Reverend Bishop Terry LaValley.  This is an all, inclusive event and is made available at the low-ticket price of $35.00 per youth through the generous support of the Bishop Fund Appeal and Donor organizations.  

Please note that registration is needed for youth to attend.  To register please visit: www.rcdony.org/youth/rally     

The Youth Rally will be held in the High Peaks Resort found at 2384 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, New York from 11 am to 5:00 pm with closing Mass at 5:30 pm in nearby, St. Agnes Church. 

Our Keynote speaker will be Michael Mette.  Michael is a dynamic and energetic speaker with more than 15 years in Youth Ministry.  Mike’s presentations inspire and motivate people to live their Catholic identity in an authentic way through knowing, loving and serving God.  Michael has presented to parishes, conducted retreats, and performed at Catholic conferences across the United States.  Michael shares his wisdom, and his love of the Catholic Faith in a way that inspires young hearts and minds.       

We will also be presenting an uplifting concert by the nationally known, Catholic family band, MJM7.  MJM7 is a Catholic family band made up of Michael James Mette and his children.  The Mette's gifts of music, joy, & family life offer the boldness and innocence of youth with the wisdom and depth of lived experiences.  MJM7 concerts fall somewhere between a rock concert and a parish mission, with vibrant lights, powerful music, faith sharing, and an invitation to prayer. The music is uplifting without being preachy, creating an environment that is engaging without being confrontational.  MJM7 has performed for thousands of young people from parishes to conferences and World Youth Day. 

Visit the vendor booths, compete in special events and win prizes.  You can visit the contemplative chapel for some quiet prayer or meditation and have some art and craft fun at the creation station.  Lastly don’t forget to grab a take-home photo of you and your friends at the photo station.    In addition to all the great things to see and do, a tasty buffet lunch will be provided by the High Peaks Resort culinary specialists. You are encouraged to bring a friend or a few friends.  As Christian’s, we are called to invite all people to the Lord’s house and to the Lord Himself.  It’s in HIS house, that all are welcome!      

Please contact the Youth Office with any questions. 315-393-2920   Jeannie Grizzuto jgrizzoto@rcdony.org  or Tom Semeraro tsemeraro@rcdony.org