Abbey Youth Fest
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM - English
Theme “Be It Done Unto Me” in honor of that day’s feast, the Feast of the Annunciation.
AYF is open to teens and young adults ages 13 or older.
AYF provides 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.
New this year at the 2017 festival will be a special pro-life component, as AYF welcomes Catholic, pro-life advocate and speaker, Stephanie Grey, who will address issues concerned with the sanctity of life. Louisiana Right to Life’s PULSE youth leaders will play a special part in the day alongside Teen C.R.O.S.S. leaders from across the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Additional 2017 presenters and musicians include: national Life Teen speaker David Calavitta; award-winning Christian rock group the Josh Blakesley Band; Louisiana Catholic speaker Katie Prejean McGrady; Christian singer-songwriter Dave Moore; homilist and pastor from Baton Rouge, Fr. Joshua Johnson; and emcee and “media nun” Sr. Tracey Matthia Dugas of the Daughters of St. Paul who preach the Gospel through all forms of media, especially social media.
In addition to teens and young adults, priests, deacons and seminarians are invited to AYF free of charge. Registration for youth and adult laity is $40 per person. Online, pre-event registration is open now through March 10th. On-site check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. on March 25th. The AYF field will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph Abbey
75376 River Road, Covington, LA 70457 (Map)