Bishop William Murphy has invited all the faithful to join in a Diocesan Fall Family Festival, or “Family Fest,” on October 10th.  This is a new initiative to help nurture the “Culture of Vocations” on Long Island.  Family Fest will take place on the grounds of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, on Saturday, October 10, 2015  from 1 – 5 p.m.

The day is geared to the entire family with breakout sessions for adults, youth and children. There will be Eucharistic Adoration and Confession throughout the day, games and crafts for the kids and a keynote address by Father Fitzgerald. The day will conclude with a Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Murphy at 4 p.m.  There is no cost for this event.

“The Family Fest will allow the lay faithful and our clergy to come together in prayer, fellowship and fun to reintroduce the conversation of what exactly a vocation is,” said Father Joseph Fitzgerald, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Family Fest Tentative Schedule
11:30 a.m. General Registration and Check-in begins, use of grounds, chapel tour
12:45 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Prayer: Bishop Robert Brennan
1:10 p.m. Keynote Address: Reverend Joseph Fitzgerald
2-3:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions and Family Activities
4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop William Murphy
5:30 pm Departure

Visit drvcfamilyfest.org or call 516 -678 – 5800, ext. 214 to register

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