The Diocese of Cleveland will be offering a special ticket package which includes Holy Fire Great Lakes, bus transportation and a boxed lunch all for one low price of $50!
There is no deadline to register for the Diocese of Cleveland package, but space is VERY LIMITED. Once all the seats on the bus have been filled, we will create a waiting list. If seats open up due to cancellations, those on the waiting list will be notified in order. Should there be enough people to add additional motorcoaches, we will offer the diocesan package at a higher price point.
Registration is now available for the Diocese of Cleveland Special Package. To Register or for more specific information, click the Registration tab on this site.
|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|
Diocese of Cleveland Package Special – Registration: Please download and complete the respective Permission/Medical Authorization/Release Form before starting the Registration Form as you will be be asked to upload a completed permission/release form.
If you have registered with the above forms, but have not yet paid your registration fees, you can click here to access the payment form.
Individual tickets to Holy Fire (not inclusive of transportation, lunch) are available through the official Holy Fire Great Lakes website.
Ticket costs are:
- $35 until July 14
- $40 July 15-September 15
- $45 September 16 until the day of the event (tickets can be purchased at the door).
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend Holy Fire? All 6th to 8th grade students from parish religious education, Confirmation, youth ministry and Catholic schools, together with their teachers, catechists, youth ministers, parents, chaperones, and pastors from throughout the region are invited.
Why attend Holy Fire? Pope Francis challenges all of us to become missionary disciples who courageously live out our faith. Through Holy Fire, we seek to gather and grow the emerging faith of thousands of young people, accompanied by parents and leaders, so young people see themselves as active witnesses of Christ and engaged members of the Catholic Church.
Is there a deadline to register for the special diocesan package? There is no deadline to register for the Diocese of Cleveland package, but space is VERY LIMITED and registration will close once all bus seats have been filled. Once all the seats on the bus have been filled, we will create a waiting list. If seats open up due to cancellations, those on the waiting list will be notified in order. Should there be enough people to add additional motorcoaches, we will offer the diocesan package at a higher price point.
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.