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Family Fully Alive Festival

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St Joseph Parish

338 Manor Avenue

Downingtown, PA 19335

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Inspired by the World Meeting of Families and the visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia in 2015, the Family Fully Alive Festival was started to continue this mission. "Love is our mission: the family fully alive" was the theme for the World Meeting of Families 2015. This theme was inspired by the words of St. Irenaeus who said that "the glory of God is man fully alive."

With this in mind, the Family Fully Alive Festival is an inspirational, educational, and uplifting celebration of family with presentations on topics of family, marriage, life, and spirituality along with activities for children and refreshments. We are delighted to have a variety of sponsors and speakers for this event in 2017.

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What is the Family Fully Alive Festival?: The Family Fully Alive Festival is a celebration of family with presentations, food, and activities for children. Mass will be held at noon and 4:00PM and priests will be available for confession during the event. Keynote and breakout session speakers will speak on topics of family, marriage, life, and spirituality. Food and refreshments will be available in an exhibit area with information tables from local vendors, speakers, and sponsors. An obstacle course, bounce houses, slides, and arts and crafts will be available for children.

When is it?: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12:00PM to 5:00PM. Registration will start at 11:30AM. You will need to show your ticket at Registration to get your wrist band for entrance into the event along with the Festival Program book for the event.

Where will this be held?: St. Joseph Parish, 338 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335.

Are tickets required?: Yes. Tickets are required so that we can reserve seating, food, and Festival Program books for all attendees. Ticket sales end on April 15.

How much does a ticket cost?: $0 - $10, depending on the ticket.

How much for an adult ticket?: $10 for Adult Keynote Session tickets. Adult Breakout Session tickets are FREE.

How much for a child ticket?: $0. Tickets for children under 18 are FREE.

How much for a student ticket?: $0. Student tickets are FREE with a Student ID.

Who is welcome to attend the event?: All are welcome to attend including children, youth, married couples, those that are not married, parents, grandparents, and senior citizens.

Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event? There is no minimum age requirements for this event.

What activities will there be for children?: There will be bounce houses, slides, an obstacle course, and arts and crafts for children. There will also be breakout session presentations for middle school and high school ages.

Who are the Keynote speakers?:

  • Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, President & CEO, Servant Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mark Houck, Founder & President, The King's Men
  • Megan Schrieber, President, AbbeyFest Ministries

Who are the Breakout Session speakers?:

  • Fr. Denis Wilde, Associate Director, Priests for Life
  • Kevin Burke, Co-Founder, Rachel's Vineyard Ministries
  • Joseph C. Gale, Commissioner, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
  • Dr. Antone Raymundo, MD, MBA, OCDS
  • Dr. Aaron Chambers, Chester County Women's Services
  • Peggy Gottschall, Birthright of West Chester

Who are the Youth Track speakers?:

  • Adrianne Bendu, Generation Life
  • Jesse Martin, The Culture Project
  • Marriana Leach, The Culture Project

Will there be food and refreshments at the event?: Yes. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, potato salad, pretzels, potato chips, water, juice, and soda available for a slight fee in the Cafeteria.

What activities are there in the exhibit area?: The Exhibit Area will be in the Cafeteria where food and refreshments will be available. There will be opportunites to get books signed by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, intereract with event sponsors, and review vendor information tables.

Where can I park?: Free parking is available in the St. Joseph Parish parking lot in front of the church and in front of the Parish Meeting Center.

How can I get more information?: Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/familyfullyalive for updates or send questions to familyfullyalivefestival@gmail.com. Schedule changes will be updated on www.familyfullyalive.us.

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