March for Life Pilgrimage Updates!

We’re 70 days away from departing on our pilgrimage to Washington DC for the March for Life! To help celebrate, here are a few exciting bits of information and promotional aids.

First up — a little map of the great locations of our hotel and the location we got tickets to the Youth Rally for. As you can see, this will be great opportunity to stay in the heart of our nation’s capitol, be near to the action and make the most out of our time there.

Next up — enjoy the following facebook links to some Youth Rally information.

While we’re at it — a video from a March a couple years ago. It will give you a peek into what the pilgrimage will be like.

And — now that you can’t wait to come visit this page to get more information and register.

Be in touch with questions!

What does November hold?

To start, let’s spend a moment with Bl. MoT to gain a bit of inspiration.

If your November has been anything like mine so far, this is a fitting reminder. The days have been busy and I have found myself wishing I were a few days ahead on my to-do list.  Keeping our work focused on the Lord, in humble obedience, giving it everything we have and giving Him all the credit will have to be enough. Thanks Mother.

In other news, an e-mail will be coming out from me later today or early tomorrow (if you happen to be on my super wonderful MS/HS Parish outreach list) with a number of updates that you will not want to miss. However, in the meantime I wanted to share a few important notes and good sources of inspiration for this month of November.

First up, in case you missed it – the Frassati Fest webpage has been updated. Please go see what is new! (And, do not forget to check back tomorrow, as right here we will be debuting a super sweet promo video.)

Second, it is not too late to register for Unveiled. Get in touch if you would like to come. (And, I could still use a bunch of volunteers. Please consider volunteering this weekend or next.) By the way, how cool is the backdrop to the photo booth turning out?

Third, have you heard that we’re heading to the March for Life in January? Save your spot today!

Fourth, a little bonus for checking in today — a great role model and teacher of mine, shared that before every Thanksgiving meal with his family he reads this. Abraham Lincoln really got it right there. All thanks and gratitude goes back to the one who gave us life.

That’s all for today friends. Stay in touch, and you’ll be hearing from me soon!

Frassati Fest – Get online!

(Before we get going, Happy All Saints/All Souls! Today is a fitting time for this blog post.)

It’s time.

A whole slew of Frassati Fest materials are online. Check them out at this link!

On that page, notice a number of things have been posted, like the Info SheetInterest Forms and Waivers.

Recall that we have some BIG goals this year for our numbers. Your help in publicizing will only help increase the awesomeness of this fest!

No matter how many registrations we receive the registration fee will include the following items:
– Saturday Lunch and Dinner
– Keynote Speaker, Great Workshops and the presence of the Camp Gray Staff

If we reach 200 attendees,
– the registration price will include TSHIRTS! (If we do not hit this number, we will sell them for $5 each.)

If we reach 230 attendees,
– we will provide you with continental breakfast in your hotel rooms. (If we do not hit this number, your Parish will be responsible for it.)

If we reach 260+ attendees,
– the Saturday night party will become more epic than ever, including but not limited to an ice cream social, legit traveling photo booth and more!

If we top 300, who knows what’s to come. We can hope, right?

Also, take note that the Resurrection Rally facebook page has officially transitioned to being the Frassati Fest facebook page. One other social media note: the official hashtag of the event is #frassatifest. Tweet away!

And a number of things are yet to be posted, like your promo video and a few more publicity resources. Watch the blog for the release of the promo video on Tuesday, just in time for catechism classes the next few weeks before Thanksgiving.

And, as a little bonus to those of you who stumbled upon this blog post, why not celebrate the release of these materials with a GIVEAWAY? To participate, leave a comment with one reason why you’re super jazzed and excited for Frassati Fest this year. The winner will receive a voucher for $25 in free merchandise at Frassati Fest. (Rest assured, we have incredible plans in store for our merch tables!)

This GIVEAWAY is open to youth + youth ministers, DREs and friends. It will close on Tuesday, November 6th at 11:59PM CST! The GIVEAWAY is now officially closed!

Congratulations to Maggie L. who is the winner of $25 towards FF merch! Can’t wait to see you in February.