The mission of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.


Great Lakes

Event Information


$45 – until day of event (tickets can be purchased at the door)

Notes on Ticket Sales

  • Every person attending Holy Fire (chaperones included) must purchase a ticket to enter the facility for the event.

  • All tickets are the same price based on date of purchase. All tickets ordered in advance will be mailed out two weeks prior to event, none sooner.

  • All young people attending must be chaperoned in accordance with their parish/diocesan safe environment policies. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend with their own junior high aged teens.

  • Questions about ticket sales? Contact Us


All attendees must either pre-order a $7 box lunch from a vendor below or bring their own – no lunch sales will be available onsite the day of the event, only limited concessions (drinks and snacks). Pre-ordered meals will be delivered to the Stroh Center on the day of event for pick up by Group Leaders during lunch break.

  • $7 Firehouse 6” Sub Meal – choice of turkey, ham, roast beef or veggie plus chips, cookie and water (Download Firehouse Sub Order Forms Here).
  • Contact Rob Rusco  419-704-6857   [email protected]
  • $7 Pita Pit Express Meal – choice of pita, plus chips and water.Contact Darin Eding   419-277-0923   [email protected]
  • $7 Panera Bread Lunch Meal – choice of turkey, ham/swiss, Mediterranean veggie or tuna salad plus choice of apple or chips and bottle of water (delivery fee from $15-$25 apply for entire order depending upon order total). Download Panera Order Form Here
    Contact Megan Andelman  240-997-9294    [email protected]


9:00 AM 
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

11:00 AM
11:30 AM

1:00 PM
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
2:15 PM

2:50 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM

Doors Open
Musical Performances / Main Stage Dance-Offs
Opening Concert Featuring Joe Melendrez
Welcome with Emcee Dom Quaglia featuring music by Sarah Kroger and the Holy Fire House Band
Keynote 1: Brian Greenfield
Video Stories, Music, Prayer, and Youth Witness
Lunch (Must Bring Your Own Lunch) – Snack concessions available Reconciliation Stations, Prayer Chain Activity
Warm Up/ Concert performance – Joe Melendrez
Emcee / Music by the Holy Fire House Band
Keynote 2: Katie Prejean McGrady
Young Disciples Challenge – Renewal of Baptismal Vows,
Eucharistic Procession and Exposition
Break / Prepare for Mass (Parents Arrive if Attending Mass)
Celebration of the Eucharist
Conclusion of Holy Fire