Keynote Speaker: Joe Melendrez
Joe Melendrez has forged a unique path to becoming one of America’s most exciting Catholic performers. At age fifteen, Joe was featured on MTV and developed a love for performing. Later that year, on a Teen A.C.T.S. Retreat, Joe encountered the awesome love of God. It was then that he decided to dedicate his life to sharing the Good News. Joe shares the Gospel in many unique ways, from his development of a faith-based clothing line (God Swagg Apparel), his release of four major Catholic hip-hop albums, to sharing the winnings from a college Chipotle contest (a year of free burritos), as a means to evangelize to different people with each meal!
Joe’s BA in Religious studies from the University of Dayton has led him to become a Religion teacher and Youth Minister for over 10 years. In addition to his work in Catholic education, Joe’s electric ministry of music and evangelization has taken him to Europe, Africa, Australia, South America and all across the USA. Joe uses
his skills to animate huge crowds of teens, and he continues to share these gifts at major youth rallies, conferences, and national events. Today, Joe Melendrez is a husband and father, as well as a natural MC, a dynamic musical performer, an inspiring speaker, and an expert retreat leader.
Musician: Hannah Schaefer
Hannah Schaefer is a rising female role model and compelling Contemporary Christian Artist in the Catholic Church. She is a passionate speaker & a multi international award-winning singer/songwriter. Schaefer has opened for renowned Christian artists such as Matt Maher, Matthew West, Fr. Rob Galea, Mac Powell, Building 429, and more touring internationally and across the United States.
Group Leader Only Check-In - 30 Minutes Prior to Doors Opening (No walk ups will be accepted!)
9 AM/ 1 PM / 6 PM - Doors Open
- Welcome & Opening
- Music With Hannah Schaefer
- Keynote Event With Joe Melendrez (Get Up & Move!)
11 AM / 3 PM / 8 PM - Celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy! (Note: the middle school event on 4/9 will conclude at 8pm and not include liturgy)
A Merch Table with Joe's God Swagg Apparel, Music & More will be available before the event!
We are all ZOOMED OUT for Real! So let us break-out of this virtual world for a few hours as we gather together with others in the surrounding area and parish to celebrate our faith and break open this topic by not just looking interiorly but refocusing our vision for what God desires for us.
“Let your eyes look straight ahead and your gaze be focused forward.” Proverbs 4:25
To keep it safe we are limiting space so you don't want to miss out on this opportunity!
JUST ADDED! Friday, April 9th is NOW Open to Middle School Youth for a "Fun Sized" Event from 6-8 PM! Cost is $15 until Friday, April 2! Registration and forms are located below!
Packet's Have Been Mailed to Every Parish! Check Your Mail!
Registration is NOW OPEN - Space is limited at 50 participants per location, this may change based on State & Local Ordinances and the socially distanced space available for each venue!
DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER!
- Official Flyer/Poster (HS Events)
- Official Flyer /Poster (MS Event)
- Diocesan Youth Day Overview (all details!)
- Required Forms Day Of (for adults & youth)
- Required Permission Forms (English)
- Required Permission Forms (Spanish)
- Diocesan Transportation Policy & Forms