HOLY FIRE

A MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENT
LIKE NO OTHER!

A Day of Encounter for Middle School Youth

Holy Fire is a faith formation event for young people where the work of a host diocese or region stretches across the aisles into religious education, Catholic schools, multi-cultural ministries, etc.

At Holy Fire, young people are invited and challenged to embrace their baptismal call and the powerful, relevant gospel of Jesus through talks by dynamic speakers, witnessing by peers, inspirational praise and worship, and rich experiences of the Eucharist through adoration and Mass. We have reached more than 34,000 middle school youth through events hosted in the Chicago, Great Lakes, Nashville, and South Texas regions. 

Mission

Holy Fire supports and strengthens those who accompany young people by offering dynamic faith formation events to middle school youth, and by providing a variety of resources before and after the event.

Vision

Holy Fire helps to set in motion the future when young people see themselves as children of God and missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. Holy Fire can be a spark for young people and their commitment to Jesus Christ. When so many young people disaffiliate around age 13, this event can help young people feel seen, welcomed, and invited into the joy of the Catholic faith.

Values

Holy Fire is a ministry rooted in prayer and sacraments, with Mass, adoration, and reconciliation as cornerstones of the event. Baptismal call of each person to discipleship, mission and holiness: the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation are foundational to Holy Fire and its thematic messages. Holy Fire also seeks to be a culturally diverse event, where young people can see themselves represented on stage and in their faith.

Upcoming Holy Fire Events

If your diocese is interested in hosting a Holy Fire event, contact Mayra at [email protected]

Read More about our Partnership with DWP

Six years ago, NFCYM responded to a need for middle school engagement with the launch of Holy Fire, a one-day faith-filled event hosted by interested member dioceses.

Declan Weir Productions (DWP), a key partner to the success of Holy Fire from its inception, has stepped forward to assist NFCYM with furthering its impact. Beginning July 1, NFCYM will license EQ Saints, a division of DWP, as our preferred provider for future Holy Fire events. EQ Saints will handle the production, planning, programming, and execution with NFCYM supporting their marketing efforts and participating in ongoing program evaluation. 

Read more about NFCYM’s partnership with DWP here.

Friday, October 29, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Doors Open at 8:30 AM)
Saturday, October 30, 2021
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Doors Open at 9:00 AM)

The Diocese of Nashville
Catholic Pastoral Center
Sagrado Corazon De Jesus

2800 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Day Overview

8:30 AM – Door Open
9:00 AM – Opening Concert featuring Joe Melendrez
9:20 AM – Welcome w/ Emcees Sr. Mary Rachel & Sr. Mary Magdalene / Music by PJ Anderson and the Holy Fire House Band
9:40 AM  Keynote by Robert Feduccia
10:00 AM – Video Stories, Music, Prayer, and Youth Witness
10:20 AM – Eucharistic Procession and Exposition
10:50 AM – LUNCH (Pre-Purchased Meals or Bring Your Own)
                    Music/DJ, Concessions, Reconciliation Stations,
                    and Prayer Chain Activity
11:30 AM  Warm Up Reprise – PJ Anderson & the House Band 
11:45 AM  Emcees / Music by PJ Anderson & House Band
12:00 PM – Keynote by Noelle Garcia
                    Renewal of Baptismal Vows
12:30 PM  Emcees / Music by PJ Anderson & House Band
1:00 PM – Celebration of the Eucharist
                  with Bishop Mark Spalding (Parents Welcome)
2:00 PM – Conclusion of Holy Fire

9:00 AM – Door Open
9:30 AM – Musical Performance / DJ
10:00 AM – Opening Concert featuring Joe Melendrez
10:30 AM – Welcome with Emcees Sr. Mary Rachel & Sr. Mary Magdalene / Music by PJ Anderson and the Holy Fire House Band
11:00 AM  Keynote by Robert Feduccia
11:30 AM 
 Video Stories, Music, Prayer, and Youth Witness
12:00 PM – LUNCH (Pre-Purchased Meals or Bring Your Own)
                    Music/DJ, Concessions, Reconciliation Stations,
                    and Prayer Chain Activity
1:00 PM  Warm Up Reprise – PJ Anderson & the House Band 
1:20 PM  Emcees 
1:40 PM – Concert performance with Joe Melendrez
2:00 PM – Keynote by Noelle Garcia
2:30 PM – Young Disciples Challenge: Forged in Prayer
                  Renewal of Baptismal Vows, Eucharistic Procession,
                  Exposition, Reconciliation, & Prayer Experience.
3:30 PM – Break / Prepare for Mass
                 (Parents Arrive if Attending Mass)
4:00 PM – Celebration of the Eucharist
                  with Bishop Mark Spalding (Parents Welcome)
5:00 PM – Conclusion of Holy Fire

Emcees, Presenters, and Performers

Emcee

Sr. Mary Magdalene

Emcee

Sr. Mary Rachel

Presenter

Robert Feduccia

Presenter

Noelle Garcia

Performer

Joe Melendrez

Performer

PJ Anderson

Event Cost & Tickets

Ticket Sales Temporarily Unavailable

  • Every person attending Holy Fire (chaperones included) must purchase a ticket to enter the facility for the event (except for parents attending Mass only at the end of the day).
  • All tickets are the same price based on date of purchase.
  • 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: [email protected]
Pricing Period
Event Only
Event + Lunch
May 10 – August 15
$35
$42
August 16 – October 15
$40
$47
October 16 – Day of Event
$45
$52

Friday Ticket

Event ONLY
$45
$ 40
  • Friday Event Access

Friday Ticket

Event + Lunch
$52
$ 47
00
  • Saturday Event Access
  • Chick-fil-A Sandwich
  • Drink + Chips
Popular

Saturday Ticket

Event ONLY
$45
$ 40
  • Saturday Event Access

Saturday Ticket

Event + Lunch
$52
$ 47
00
  • Saturday Event Access
  • Chick-fil-A Sandwich
  • Drink + Chips
Popular