Save the date for next year’s Global Celebration of Young People!
Saturday, October 28, 2023
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
At the Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Next year’s theme is Pope Francis’ encouragement to young people to “Dream Great Things!” Our day together will include, breakout sessions on vocation, social justice, and doing good in the world, praise and worship, exploring prayer spaces on the FRC campus, and ending with Mass together.
For any questions, feel free to contact me any time.
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Our Lady of the Angels, Conventual Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center
Saturday, October 28, 2023 Schedule
10:30 am – Welcome tables open
11:00 am – GCYP Opening! Music and opening presentation
11:30 am – Breakout Sessions
Learn about Catholic Social Teaching
Steps to putting your faith in action to serve others
Discern your gifts
Religious Life vocation discernment
Learn ways to discern what God is calling you to do
12:45 pm – Lunch outdoors & Dream Project
1:30 pm – Exploring the FRC & Shopping
See last November's event info below to see places you can pray and explore
3:00 pm – Gather back in the auditorium for music, adoration, and showcase our Dream Project
4:00 pm – We will all go to Mass together with the OLA community
After Mass - Stop at Welcome tables to say goodbye!
Rise Up & Witness: Global Celebration of Young People
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 | 11:00am - 6:30pm
Our Lady of the Angels Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center
Rise Up and Witness
On November 22, 2020, Pope Francis invited Catholic churches around the world to renew their celebration of youth and young people on Christ the King Sunday to help connect younger generations with “the Mystery of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of Man (Homily, Nov 22, 2020). With this, he instituted the annual global celebration of young people.
Our Lady of the Angels Church invites young people ages 12 to 39 for a daylong celebration for you and recognition of your place in our global Church! To all our young people, rise up and witness with your voice, spiritual gifts, and strengths.
Our day will be filled with:
Breakout sessions by age groups
Confession and prayer experiences
Learn about ways of serving others
Mass with the OLA community
Adoration, praise and worship
All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or youth minister.
Fee is $20. Preregistration is required.
Registration is a two-step process.
Register and pay on the FRC portal. https://frc.retreatportal.com/events/f?p=101:2:1270158828402::::PROGRAM_ID:63850
Complete detailed registration with our online form. https://forms.gle/MgRqBYQB3LGiQhXs6
What you will get with your $20 registration:
Great day meeting new friends and experiences!
What you should bring:
Plan out your choices to explore exhibitors and prayer experiences. See the resources below (coming soon)
Water bottles and snacks. Drinks and snacks can be purchased at Books and Blessings Bookstore
Spending money for the bookstore.
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Schedule for the day
Here is the schedule for the day. We invite you for the entire day.
If however, you are unable to attend for everything, try to come for something!
10:30 am Registration opens in front of SD Auditorium
11:00 am San Damiano Auditorium opens
11:30 am Rise Up & Witness Opening Session
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm 4 Breakout sessions for these ages
YA 18 to 23
YA 24 and older
1:15 pm Lunch together at poolside
2:00 to 3:00 pm Reconciliation
2:30 to 4:00 pm Free time to explore! Visit a few prayer spaces, go to Reconciliation, or learn about service opportunities
Casa Habitat for Humanity
Casa Grounds for Solidarity
English as a Second Language Ministry
Care for Creation
Prayer Experiences - Pictures and resources coming soon! Keep checking back!
Visio Divina with The Saint John’s Bible
St. Clare Blessed Sacrament Chapel - Adoration
Labyrinth Prayer Experience
Meditation Chapel - Contemplative Prayer
Healing Garden - Nature Divina
Stations of the Cross
4:00 pm Mass in the church with the OLA community
5:15 to 6:30 pm After Mass return to the San Damiano Auditorium for Praise, Worship, and Adoration!
Your Speakers for the Day!
Middle School Breakout Session
Young Adults 18 to 23
High School Breakout Session
Young Adults 23 to 39
The Band for the Day!
Worship Band lead by
Works of Mercy - Service to others as prayer
How do we integrate all we do for others and prayer? Use this prayer resource from University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute to help us incorporate this practice in our lives.