The My Generation Archdiocesan 2015 Youth rally held here March 21-22 attracted 155 Grades eight to 12 youth who spent two days listening to motivational speakers, attending liturgies, performing community services and generally just having fun. Most attendees seem to be newcomers. “I don’t think I recognized 90% of the kids this year,” said Archdiocesan Youth Coordinator Michelle Braden.
The Rally Band, put together specifically for the rally, kept the energy going between sessions with upbeat music that encouraged participation.
The theme this year, Make a Mess, came from Pope Francis’ challenge to youth attending 2014World Youth Day in Brazil. Attendees to the MyGen Rally were greeted with a life size cutout of Pope Francis when they entered O’Neil High School where most of the activities took place. Speakers emphasized the theme and it was carried over into some of the community service projects that are a feature of the annual gathering. This year groups went to...Read More