General Information

Frequently Asked Question

Should a priest accompany my group?

Priests are very important to the Day Rally and a wonderful witness to our faith and the call for vocations. Therefore, we are requesting that every group make every effort possible to bring at least one priest. We are in great need for priests to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. So, we are offering FREE registration for any priest who attends the rally with their group, with the understanding that they assist with confession at the scheduled times. Priests are invited to concelebrate Mass Saturday afternoon. Please bring your stole.

What are the criteria for group leader, adult
chaperone and youth?

Group Leader: the adult responsible for organizing your trip and serving as the main contact for your group. Written and oral correspondence takes place between the Group Leader and the conference office. The Group Leader must be attending the rally and will be responsible for the entire group.

Adult Chaperone: the adult chaperone must be 21 years of age and inline with diocesan policy. Young adults (18-20) cannot serve as chaperones.

*This day is challenging physically and spiritually. It is a time of deep ministry and small group time. We recommend chaperones feel comfortable directing, sharing, and praying with youth.

Youth: the participants in the day rally must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades.

All participants (Group Leader, Adult Chaperones, and Youth) must be registered under the same Group Leader.

Will there be a Bookstore?

There will be a bookstore filled with a variety of Christian items such as t-shirts, jewelry, music, and books. We will have a limited amount of rally t-shirts available for those groups whom did not pre-order! Be sure to plan ahead and bring a little extra money. The Bookstore will be open at various times during the day so check the schedule in your goodie bag.

Can group leaders and adult chaperones bring
infants and children?

Although we strongly support Catholic family life, our staffing, facility constraints, and insurance regulations do not allow us to provide childcare. In addition, the focus of the Group Leader/Adult Chaperones needs to be on the Youth participants. If these adults bring their own children, their focus will be split. With the best care of the Youth in mind, this is not allowed.

Can I send my youth alone?

In order to provide the best possible context for fellowship, sharing, ministry, and supervision, the youth rally handles registration by "groups" only. No individual registrations will be accepted. Call the conference office for assistance in finding a group.

How many adults need to come?

In order to effectively minister to your youth and for the safety of the youth and for the good of all involved in the rally, there must be at least one but no more than two adults (Group Leader or Adult Chaperone) per ten youth. Ex. For every 10 female youth at minimum 1 female chaperone. For every 10 male youth at minimum 1 male chaperone.

How much does the day rally cost?

Total cost per person (each Group Leader, Adult Chaperone, and Youth) registered is $69.00 The fee includes lunch and dinner and all rally programming.We offer free registration for all priests (All priests register separately from the group registration).

Payment Info:

Reserve spots online using the group registration link. Registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Due to limited seating at The Palm Beach Gardens High School FULL payment of $69.00 non-refundable/non-transferable per spot is required. Please pay within 14 days of reserving your spots. There will be no onsite registration.

Make checks payable to: Steubenville Florida

Mail Payments to: Catholic Servant Ministries, Inc. Steubenville Florida Conference Office 4521 PGA Blvd., #173 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Please see the Policies and Procedures for specific dates and policies regarding your payment.

I’m concerned about the safety of my youth?

In the interest of protecting our young people from abuse or threat of danger, Catholic Servant Ministries, Inc. is requiring ALL group leader AND ALL chaperones to observe their diocesan child protection policies. We desire this to be a place where parents feel free and safe in sending their youth. To this end, the University is requiring the rally site to have the adult chaperones and group leaders document that they have fulfilled this requirement. This will be accomplished with the following form:

Adult Chaperones Verification Form- Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People signed by the (Arch)Bishop.

What if my teen has a disability?

Please contact the conference office in advance if you have anyone in your group with a medical necessity or handicap that requires special needs. For example, we can arrange to have an interpreter for someone who is hearing impaired during parts of the rally. Palm Beach Gardens High School is full access building and we will do our best to accommodate any special needs.

What is a Middle School Day Rally?

This rally is specialized to address the resources and needs of today's Catholic youth, organized on a national and regional level. With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians, and presenters, the Middle School Day Rally will challenge Catholic youth to stand firm in their faith, rely on the awesome power of Jesus Christ who is their guide, friend, and Savior, and show that faith to the world.

The Sacraments are the highlight of the rally. Teens will join in a dynamic Eucharistic Liturgy during the day and will be given the opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There is also a powerful time of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration. Many young people encounter the Holy Spirit for the first time. This leads to a tremendous conversion for many young people.

This will be the fifth year for the Middle School Day Rally held in the Diocese of Palm Beach.

When do we arrive?

Plan to arrive at the Rally Registration check-in area between 8:00am and 8:30am on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Old School Square. The Group Leader will check-in. In order to prevent confusion, the rest of the group MUST wait away from the check-in area.

The Group Leader will be given goodie bags, rally t-shirts (if pre purchased), credentials, and a map of the Old School Square.

Official credentials must be worn at all times during the conference. Lost credentials must be replaced at $10.00 each.

Where is the Day Rally being held?

Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Why should a young person attend a
Middle School Day Rally?

The whole vision for the rally is to lead young people to Christ and to give them a deeper understanding and love for their Catholic Faith.

If your youth is beginning their personal walk with Christ, needing strength to continue his/her journey, or just ready to rejoice in the many blessings He has given, then this is the rally you are looking for!

You have additional Questions?

Please direct any questions that have gone unanswered in this information to:

Email: info@steubenvilleflorida.com
Phone 855-446-5261

Catholic Servant Ministries, Inc. reserves the right to change and implement any new policy at any time for administrative purposes and the safety of all involved in the rally.

DOES THIS DAY RALLY MEET THE CONFIRMATION 1 RETREAT REQUIREMENT?

Yes, the Middle School Day Rally meets the Confirmation 1 Retreat Requirement.

Tentative Schedule


Policies & Procedures

Payment by Check or Money Order - Mail payment and registration invoice to:

Catholic Servant Ministries
4521 PGA Blvd., #173
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Payments and Registration

Total cost per person (each Group Leader, Adult Chaperone, and Youth) registered is $69.00 The fee includes lunch and dinner and all rally programming.

Reserve spots online using our Registration Link. Registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Due to limited seating at Palm Beach Lakes High School FULL payment of $69.00 non-refundable/non-transferable per spot is required. Please pay within 14 days of reserving your spots. There will be no onsite registration.

We will email you a registration confirmation once we have processed your registration and payment.

Payment from your group must be paid by ONE check (drawn on a United States bank) Make ONE check payable to: Steubenville Florida. Please note the group name on the check.

Failure to pay your entire balance due will result in a forfeiture of your registration, so we can accommodate any group on our waiting list wishing to attend.

All balances are due February 8, 2019.

Returned Checks:

Bad Checks: If your check fails to clear the bank and is returned for insufficient funds, the group leader will be notified that the status of the group's registration has been changed to "insufficient funds" category. Your registration will not be processed until the conference office receives a money order or cashier's check for the entire amount. There is a $25 handling charge for each NSF check.

Refunds:

Please read carefully. The overwhelming demand for rally participation and the need for advance planning require definite commitment from participants. For this reason, all payments are non-refundable/non-transferable. Please be aware that these policies are in place so that we may be fair as possible to all groups and prepare for participants who are able to attend.

The following paper form is due by February 8, 2019 to the Steubenville Florida Conference Office.

  • Original Adult Chaperones Verification Form-Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People signed by the (Arch)Bishop.

The following online requirements need to be completed by February 22, 2019:

  • All participants (one per participant - group leader, chaperones and youth) need to complete the online liability release registration through the link that is provided to the group leader at the time of the initial registration.

All deadlines are FINAL.

All groups must identify one person as the Group Leader for the conference. All correspondence, phone calls, email, etc., will be handled through them. Conference materials at registration check-in will be issued to that person.

A group is defined as one adult leader, one chaperone and a minimum of four youth participants. No single registrations will be accepted.

Group Leader: the adult responsible for organizing your trip and serving as the main contact for your group. Written and oral correspondence takes place between the Group Leader and the conference office. The Group Leader must be attending the rally and will be responsible for the entire group.

Adult Chaperone: the adult chaperone must be 21 years of age and inline with diocesan policy. Young adults (18-20) cannot serve as chaperones. *This day is challenging physically and spiritually. It is a time of deep ministry and small group time. We recommend chaperones feel comfortable directing, sharing, and praying with youth.

Youth: the participants in the day rally must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades.

Priests: we are requesting that every group make every effort possible to bring at least one priest. We are in great need for priests to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. So, we are waiving the registration fee (including meals) for any priest who attends the day rally with their group, with the understanding that they assist with confession at the scheduled time. Priests are invited to concelebrate Saturday Vigil Mass. Bring your alb and stole.

All priests should NOT be included in the total number of spots requested for the conference.

Day of Arrival: Plan to arrive at the Conference Registration check-in table between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM on March 2, 2019 at The Old School Square, Delray Beach. The Group Leader and one chaperone of the opposite sex will check-in. In order to prevent confusion, the rest of the group MUST wait away from the check-in area.

The Group Leader will be given goodie bags, conference t-shirts (if pre purchased), credentials, and a map of The Old School Square.

Official credentials must be worn at all times during the conference. Lost credentials must be replaced at $10 each.