This is a dynamic, one-day faith event for middle school youth (grades 6-8) with an all star cast of national talent set to help inspire, engage, form and celebrate the young Catholic Church. Any parish or school, no matter the distance, is welcome to attend.
Diocese of Cleveland Special Offer
The Diocese of Cleveland will be offering a special ticket package this Spring which includes Holy Fire Great Lakes, bus transportation and a boxed lunch all for one low price of $50!
Individual tickets to Holy Fire (not inclusive of transportation, lunch) are available through the official Holy Fire Great Lakes website below.
Holy Fire Schedule (Tentative)
|7:00 AM||Buses Depart Cleveland|
|9:00 AM||Buses arrive at Bowling Green and Stroh Center Doors Open|
|9:30 AM||Musical Performances / Main Stage Dance-Offs|
|10:00 AM||Opening Concert Featuring Joe Melendrez|
|10:30 AM||Welcome with Emcee Dom Quaglia featuring music|
|by Sarah Kroger and the Holy Fire House Band|
|11:00 AM||Keynote 1: Brian Greenfield|
|11:30 AM||Video Stories, Music, Prayer, and Youth Witness|
|NOON||Lunch (Must Bring Your Own Lunch) – Snack concessions available;|
|Reconciliation Stations, Prayer Chain Activity|
|1:00 PM||Warm Up/ Concert performance – Joe Melendrez|
|1:30 PM||Emcee / Music by the Holy Fire House Band|
|1:45 PM||Keynote 2: Katie Prejean McGrady|
|2:15 PM||Young Disciples Challenge – Renewal of Baptismal Vows,|
|Eucharistic Procession and Exposition|
|2:50 PM||Break / Prepare for Mass (Parents Arrive if Attending Mass)|
|3:00 PM||Celebration of the Eucharist|
|4:00 PM||Conclusion of Holy Fire|
|4:30 PM||Bus Departs Bowling Green|
|6:30 PM||Bus arrives back in Cleveland|
Registration Information and Forms
Visit http://nfcym.org/holyfiregreatlakes for more information including video promo, leader resources and (coming later in May) t-shirt and ticket sales.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a deadline to register with the diocesan package?
There is no deadline to register with the Diocese of Cleveland package, but space is VERY LIMITED and registration will close once all bus seats have been filled.
What is included with the diocesan package?
The special diocesan package includes a ticket to Holy Fire Great Lakes with bus transportation and a boxed lunch, all for one low price of $50!
Can I purchase tickets just to Holy Fire? How much does it cost?
Yes, but it is only for the event itself, transportation is not included and you must bring your own lunch. Tickets can be purchased on the official NFCYM Holy FIre website http://nfcym.org/holyfiregreatlakes and the ticket costs are $35 until July 14, $40 July 15-September 15, and $45 September 16 until the day of the event (tickets can be purchased at the door).
When did Holy Fire begin? Holy Fire events began in Chicago in 2016 and have grown by several thousand each year. In the coming 2019-2020 year there will be Holy Fire events in Great Lakes, Chicago, Nashville, South Texas, New York and the (Heartland (tentatively scheduled for Iowa).
This event is Hosted by the Diocese of Toledo in collaboration with the Catholic (Arch)Dioceses of Ohio & Michigan. Holy Fire is produced and presented by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
October 13, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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