The Abbey Youth Festival is an apostolic service of Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College. It is designed to provide 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 appropriate for Catholic young people ages 13 and up!
Abbey Youth Fest began in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Chris Baglow and a dedicated seminarian task force. The seminarians of Saint Joseph Seminary College continue to play a vital part in the production of AYF in conjunction with the seminary staff. It has, in 12 short years, turned into the largest event in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, drawing nearly 250 different groups from all across the south and surpassing 4500 participants per year for the last few years. AYF is an event you don't want to miss!
Click here to check out our AYF photo collection!
Are you a student, parent, pastor, youth group minister, or anyone wanting info about AYF 2017? Below are some tools that you can use to promote AYF anywhere at anytime.
The poster contains basic info about AYF 2017 as well as pictures and names of the speakers/musicians this year. Be sure to share it with others!
Have any questions about AYF 2017? Check out this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) sheet for any inquiries. It should have ALL of the information you will need about anything AYF.
Wanna watch the AYF 2017 promo video with your youth group, or simply share the excitement with others? Click below to be directed to our YouTube channel.
Although you weren't able to see the chapel this year, we have decided to let you know the name that you all voted on!
Introducing the new Chapel of Saint John Paul II !!!
Because of the historic flooding that took away our AYF 2016 experience, Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College has been effected dramatically. If you are interested in helping the Abbey in any way please visit the following link: