Faith and Family Festival Exciting Changes
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

NEWS RELEASE                144 West Wood Street,
                                                                     Phone: 330-744-8451
                                                                     Fax: 330-742-6448
                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT  May 31, 2016
SUBJECT         Faith and Family Festival Exciting Changes

MORE INFO     Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry   330.744.8451 x272 

The committee planning the Seventh Annual Faith & Family Festival of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is announcing exciting changes to the event planned for Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Walsh University’s Hoover Park, 1875 E. Maple St., North Canton. The day will start at 11:00 a.m., an hour later than in the past, and conclude at 6:00 p.m. The new format includes a wider variety of Kids and Teen Activities that will run all day, Praise & Worship Bands throughout the day, and a variety of reasonably priced Food Stations. As in the past, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession will be available throughout the day, plus the Petting Zoo and popular Vendor Tent.

The featured speaker is the Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown and participant in the 2015 Synod on the Family with Pope Francis in Rome. Bishop Murry will also preside at the Closing Mass.

As in recent years, admission is free, donations will be accepted, and this year there is no need to pre-register. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chairs, plus money for food. Families can enter a free raffle for one week at Catholic Familyland during their 2017 Family Fest season.

The Faith and Family Festival promises to be the largest gathering of Catholic families in the Diocese of Youngstown. The event is sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life in partnership with Walsh University, and with the help of corporate sponsors. More information may be found at or by calling 330-744-8451 ext.272.