Middle School Catholic Fest is an annual gathering of Middle School youth for a wonderful day of fellowship, fun, and faith sponsored by the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
This year, due to the pandemic, it will be done virtually, with your group gathering at your parish.
About Catholic Fest
Location & Time
Location: Your Parish
Date: March 6, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10:00-10:20 a.m. - Kids arrive & fellowship
10:20-10:30 a.m. - Have kids gather to watch welcome video from Archbishop Hartmayer
10:30-10:35 a.m. - Shoot a 15-second video of the group (note: it MUST be shot on an iPhone) & send to Benny Esposito (770-827-9625)
10:35-11:00 a.m. - Game or ice breaker
11:00-11:30 a.m. - Separate the girls and guys and put in separate spaces with video screen to watch their respective talk
Boys video here. Girls video here.
11:30am-12:00 p.m. - Small group discussion about the talk they just heard
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Show Parish video clips (click here to view) /service project/game/prayer to end the time together
2021 Middle School Catholic Fest Video
Service Project idea:
Sacrifice beads for the Prison Ministry. Instructions on how to make Sacrifice beads in the video below.
Please don’t add any metal rings or crosses—they can’t be used in prison ministry. This is an inexpensive project—I used hemp string, plastic pony beads, and larger wooden beads from Michael’s. These can be used as blessing beads, sacrifice beads or even a single decade of the rosary. You could have the kids make one for prison ministry and one to keep for themselves.
T-shirt orders will be placed by each parish individually through Chelley Young at Apparel Manufacturing: Chelley@apparelmanufacturing.com
T-shirts will be approximately $7.25 each (add $2.00 for each shirt above size XL).
Deadline to order t-shirts is February 17th.