Explore Your Faith at The FEST

Whether you’re not so sure about your faith or looking for ways to go deeper, The FEST has plenty of opportunities available for you and your family! This whole day is designed so that you can experience the fullness of Jesus’ love in all that you do.

PRAYER & WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Take 5 for Prayer for Kids Every Quarter Hour
Rosary Tent Every Hour on the Hour
Family Blessing ALL DAY
Confession/Reconciliation ALL DAY
Healing Ministry ALL DAY
Seminary Tours 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, 5:00, 5:30
XLT, presided by Bishop Perez 2:00
XLT 4:30
Adoration 2:00-6:00
Vocations Tent ALL DAY
Brown Scapular ALL DAY
Outdoor Mass 8:15

Mass

For many, the crown jewel of the FEST is the outdoor Mass that takes place at the end of the day. A unique and breathtaking experience, we welcome all to come share in the Supper of the Lord. Mass will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Family Blessings Tent

Join deacons from across the Diocese to receive a blessing with your family! Whether expecting a child, praying for a sick relative, going through a time of change, or you’d simply like to bless the generations of your family, we invite you to come experience the loving and healing power of God!

Rosary Tent

Devote some time to the Blessed Mother by praying a few decades of the rosary. The full rosary will prayed every hour on the hour beginning at noon. (12:00, 1:00, etc.) A special hour at the Rosary Tent will be dedicated to the Pro Life movement. Time is to be announced.

Confession

Through the generosity of our area priests, we are once again able to offer the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the entire day. Over thirty priests will be available to hear confessions beginning at 2:00 pm and concluding prior to Mass at 7:00 pm. We pray that you take this chance to prepare your hearts for evening Mass and to truly grow in your own faith.

Adoration

We are excited to offer Eucharistic Adoration again this year! Spend a few minutes praying in the presence of Jesus. Adoration will be offered from 2 pm through 6 pm in the chapel.

Seminary Tours

Tours of Borromeo and St. Mary Seminaries (located on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership) will be offered throughout the afternoon. Tickets for these tours are free. We hope that you will take a few moments to see how our seminarians live, work, play, and pray on these beautiful grounds.

Vocations

Representatives from various religious orders will be present at the FEST to speak about their work and the many opportunities and vocations that religious life offers. If vocational life is something you are considering, or you would simply like to learn more about it, plan to stop by and say hello!

Brown Scapular Investiture

For over 700 years, the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel has been one of the most precious gifts and highly-indulgenced Sacramentals of our Church. It is more than that, however; it is in reality a garment, given to us by Our Blessed Mother which makes us her special children. Blessing and clothing with the Scapular of the ‘Blessed Virgin of Mt. Carmel’ enrolls the individual in the Scapular Confraternity and admits him to a share in all the spiritual works performed by the Religious of Mount Carmel.

Scapulars will be provided free of charge if you wish to take part in this special blessing.