Event: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Charlottesville Catholic School
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (not including travel time departure and return home)
Registration Forms (Due October 12th):
What is a Diocesan Middle School Rally?
In an effort to reach our middle school youth, the Office for Evangelization offers Middle School Youth Rallies. This will be the sixth year for the rallies. The Middle School Youth Rally is a one-day diocesan gathering of middle school (grades 6- 8) youth from across the Diocese of Richmond. This event is intended to be a high-energy day filled with opportunities to gather as a Catholic Diocesan community which will integrate fun and community building with the richness of our Catholic faith. The rally will be offered in two locations to be able to reach youth in all areas of the Diocese.
Who should attend the Diocesan Middle School Rally?
The Middle School Youth Rally is open to all youth who are in 6th to 8th grade.
What is the agenda of the day?
Fun Events, Welcoming and Opening activities, Keynote Addresses, Catholic Olympics, Lunch, and Mass.
Who is the keynote speaker?
This guy: Michael Gormley (Gomer)
Michael Gormley, known as “Gomer,” is married with 4 kids under the age of 7. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and has worked as a Youth Minister in several parishes in Texas. In addition to parish ministry, he also works as a lay evangelist who has traveled all over the country and even to Shanghai, China, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church to teens, college students, young adults and parents. His goal is to connect with people of all ages using humor, knowledge and the grace of the Holy Spirit in order to evangelize and catechize those belonging to the new evangelization.
What is the registration fee?
- if you register by October 12th
- are a registered member of the Middle School Youth Group! (Register Here)
- If you register after October 12th and/or
- are not a registered member of the Middle School Youth Group
What does this registration cover?
- Admission to the Middle School Rally
- Give Away item featuring the theme logo
- T-Shirt featuring the theme logo
What are the requirements for adult chaperones?
For this event, 1 adult is required for every 6 youth who are participating in the Middle School Youth Rally.
Each adult chaperone must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policies, which includes completing the following:
- Screening One Volunteer Form (every 5 years)
- VIRTUS training (once)
Please note that parish employees and Catholic school employees have additional screening that must be completed.