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ABBEY YOUTH FESTIVAL


MARCH 12, 2016

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ABBEY YOUTH FESTIVAL


MARCH 12, 2016

MISSION STATEMENT

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 12 and up!

HISTORY

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!

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Opening the doors of mercy


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Opening the doors of mercy


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AYF 2016


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AYF 2016


8:00 AM         Registration Opens 

9:30 AM         Gates Open

10:30 AM       Welcome Session

11:00 AM       Keynote #1: Tammy Evevard

11:50 AM       Lunch + Bands: Covenant 7, Dave Moore

1:30 PM         Keynote #2: Matt Fradd

2:30 PM        Booth Visitation

3:30 PM        Warm up for Mass

3:45 PM        Mass

     Archbishop Aymond - Presider

     Fr. Josh Johnson - Homilist

    St. Peter's Teen Choir - Music

5:15 PM         Dinner

5:40 PM        Headline Band: Josh Blakesley

6:50 PM        Monastic Moment: SJASC Schola

7:10 PM         Keynote #3: Fr. Bryce Sibley

7:50 PM        Eucharistic Adoration + Benediction: SJASC Schola 

Pre-Event Catechesis


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Pre-Event Catechesis


Hey guys! This year we are bringing something new to your Abbey Youth Fest experience! In the past youth ministers and participants have asked us for some material to work with before the actual event. Well that is exactly what we have planned for you! Over the next few months we will be publishing videos that take a look at our 2016 theme, Opening the Doors of Mercy, from a few different perspectives. The goal of this video series is to give you a in depth look at what Mercy is and how we can all live it out in our daily lives. We are super excited about what is to come and we are even more excited to see you on March 12, 2016 at Abbey Youth Fest!

 

Click here to see the rest of the videos!


AYF Chapel


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AYF Chapel


We've been busy over the past few months turning this historic sawmill into our new Eucharistic Adoration chapel. Now, we need your help naming it!