2018 Youth Rally

The Diocese of Hamilton Youth Ministry Office, along with The Catholic Youth Organization invites you and the youth of your parish/ school to the Diocesan-wide Youth Rally!

The rally will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Bishop Macdonell Catholic Secondary School, located at 200 Clair Road West in Guelph, Ontario, from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. We are inviting young people in grades 7-12 from each of our parishes and schools to participate in this highly anticipated event.

Registration is $20.00 per participant. The registration fee includes access to the grounds and activities as well as meals, workshops and supplies. Both chaperones and students must register online as per the instructions in this registration kit. Online registration will be made available on January 26th, 2018.

If your community is unable to take a group of youth, but still have young people who would like to attend, we ask that you contact our office. We will then connect you with your deanery representative who will make the necessary arrangements.

May 26th, 2018 will be an inspiring, encouraging, and empowering celebration during which everyone will feel God's abounding love. We look forward to working with you in helping our young people journey together in faith!

Keynote Speaker

Katie Prejean McGrady

Katie Prejean McGrady is an international speaker & author of Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist & the forthcoming Follow: your lifelong adventure with Jesus with Ave Maria Press. Since 2007, Katie has been traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada sharing a unique blend of humor & storytelling, coupled with teaching theological truth, to engage audiences of all ages. Katie has spoken at events large & small, including Steubenville Youth Conferences, the National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry, Los Angeles Religious Education Congress & Youth Day, in dioceses & parishes from New York to Sacramento, & has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Radio Maria, & the Busted Halo Show on Sirius XM. Katie has her degree in Theology from the University of Dallas. She is married to Tommy McGrady & lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana with their daughter, Rosie, & dog, Barney.

Musical Guests

A Guy and A Girl

Jesse and Kathleen LeBlanc met and began playing music together in December 2012 at the suggestion of a mutual friend. Their musical chemistry took off as they entertained in local venues, and led worship for many youth ministry and archdiocesan events. Recently married, they continue to bring joy to their audiences through their quirky personalities, upbeat music, creative harmonies, and most of all, their love for the Lord. As they recently moved from Langley, B.C. to Hamilton, Ontario, they are looking forward to a new chapter in God's great adventure.

- Contact Us -

Christina Mines

Director of Youth Ministry

Nicole Vaughan

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


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