2017 Annual Diocesan High School Youth Convention & Rallies




Register for the High School Convention Here

Register for the Middle School Rallies Here


What can I expect at the Convention?

The Youth Convention is a day of fun and faith sharing for high school students around the diocese. With the energy of vibrant keynote speakers, the celebration of Mass with the Bishop, workshops on various faith-related topics, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with youth from all over the Diocese of Fall River, the convention provides an enjoyable opportunity for faith development!

What workshops will I have to choose from?

The 2017 Convention will feature five workshops, led by dynamic role models for faith in our diocese. This year, the workshops are: 

Throwback!: The Bible in Modern Life              

#You'veGotThis:Keeping the Faith During Life's Transitions

Listening to the Voice of God...Even When You Can't Hear It 

Seeing the Positive in the Negative

"Strength in the Spiritual Combat": A Look at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

What can I expect from the Middle School Rallies?

The middle school rallies are abridged versions of the high school convention. The rallies open and close with prayer and feature Cooper Ray, who leads the students through prayerful and dynamic song and reflection. See the links above for more details about dates/times and locations. 

I'd like to know more about Cooper Ray...

Cooper is quickly becoming one of today’s more popular and sought after speakers, worship leaders and retreat facilitators. He is a dynamic & light-hearted speaker and musician who shares his faith with honesty and passion. Through music, story, humor, and audience participation, Cooper leads groups of all ages to a greater awareness of who they are as Catholic Christians and how to recognize God’s presence in their lives. Over the past 20 years, Cooper has motivated and inspired youth and adults at countless diocesan, parish, and school events across the country and has spoken and led worship at the National Catholic Youth Conference, the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry, Catholic Heart Work Camp and Steubenville Youth Conferences, to name a few. His relevant message and crowd interaction can reach a teen all the way in the back row.

Curious? See clips from Cooper's past events here!

Who plans the Youth Convention?

Each year, the graduates of the Office of Faith Formation's Christian Leadership Institute assist in planning the annual convention. They also assist with the Middle School Rallies. Thus, the 2017 Annual Diocesan Youth Convention would not be what it is without the 2016 CLI Graduates who developed this year's theme- He Lives in You- and who are spearheading the planning of this great event! 

What is the cost of the Youth Convention?

$20 per person, no cost for chaperones

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