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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

2021 Theme:





2021 Speakers

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Joe Melendrez


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Hayley Russell


2021 Flyer

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2021 Schedule

  • 10:00-10:20 a.m. - Kids arrive & fellowship

  • 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. 

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T-shirt Design

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​T-shirt orders will be placed by each parish individually through Chelley Young at Apparel Manufacturing:


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. 

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