Youth briefs

Excitement is growing for Abbey Youth Fest 2018 which will be held Saturday, March 17, at St. Joseph Abbey, Covington, La. Youth in grades eight-12 can attend. There is a $40 registration fee plus the cost of meals. Abbey Youth Fest was established in 2001 as an apostolic outreach of the Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College.
It is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to experience a day of prayer and faith formation with an exposure to the Benedictine tradition. Are your youth registered?
Contact Abbey Schuhmann at for more information. The Diocese of Jackson will sponsor bus transportation.

The Diocese of Jackson is hosting its fourth annual high school Confirmation retreat on March 3-4. It will be held at Camp Garaywa in Clinton. The retreat, “Called to Serve,” is open to 10th-12th grade high school students who are preparing for the sacrament. In addition to great talks, group activities, Mass with Bishop Joseph Kopacz and opportunities to meet awesome Catholic youth, John Finch will perform live in a concert Saturday evening. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 16. The cost is $50 per person which includes meals, housing and a t-shirt. If you have any questions or need registration materials, please contact Fran Lavelle by email at