“OVER 400 YOUTH SHOUTED OUT #RALLYUP last May during the amazing day held at C.Y.O. Camp Brébeuf, with help from Sister Miriam Heidland, Chris Bray, Bishop Crosby, and many others!

A Thank You Note from the Director of Youth Ministry

There are so many things that I am thankful for on this day: first of all, to John Spatazzo and the C.Y.O. who have supported the development of this Youth Rally from Day One! The partnership between Hamilton Diocese and the C.Y.O. has always borne tremendous fruit, and this is yet another example of the great gift of our collaboration.

A special thank you goes out to all the Camp Brébeuf staff and volunteers; especially, Kristy Drost, Director and Katie Moncrieffe, Youth Ministry Specialist, who have made this event a true labour of love. Thank you to our shepherds: His Excellency Bishop Crosby, His Excellency Bishop Miehm, and all Diocesan priests, Deacons and Seminarians who have prayed and celebrated with us on this day.

A very special thank you goes out to our dynamic keynote speaker, Sister Miriam James Heidland and our musical guest, Chris Bray. Your passion to share God with young people is truly inspiring. Thank you for the ministry that you have offered to the youth of Hamilton Diocese!

We thank all our partners within the Catholic Community who have donated material and prayerful support to this Rally as well: Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton Congregation of the Resurrection and Vocation Culture, Fr. Toby Collins Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate Sisters of St. Joseph Legionaries of Christ Legion of Mary: Most Blessed Sacrament Parish; Regina Mundi Parish St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School, HWCDSB St. Clement’s Rosary Makers Bishop Ryan High School, HWCDSB The Mustard Seeds Music Ministry

Last but not least, I have to thank the amazingly talented and dedicated planning team who sacrificed many hours to help support the development of this Youth Rally. Thank you to all of you for your enthusiasm and prayerful presence… couldn’t have done it without you!

It’s been a blast, everyone! Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

Christina Mines


Diocese of Hamilton
700 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1C7


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