About Awake

 In partnership with NET Ministries, the Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship is happy to present Awake, a Jr. High youth rally. Awake seeks to accompany 6-8th graders through an event that will provide opportunities for fellowship, worship, and encounter. The event is open and accessible to any 6-8th grader and will feature a meal, entertainment, music, games, small group conversation, a keynote testimony, Eucharistic adoration, and the opportunity for the youth to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


Event Details

March 2, 2019

4:30pm to 9:00pm

at Roger Bacon High School

Cincinnati, OH

Open to youth in grades 6-8

Cost $15

Dinner will be served.


Schedule of Events

4:30pm - Registration opens, dinner served, and entertainment
5:30pm - Introduction
6:50pm - Small Groups
7:30- Eucharistic Adoration/Confessions/Small Groups & Wrap-up
9:00pm - Dismissal


Host, Speaker, & Worship

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Speaker: Fr. Luico Boccacci, LC

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lucio Boccacci came with his family to the United States when he was just six years old. He was involved in youth ministry at the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering. He discerned God’s calling to the priesthood throughout college and upon graduation entered the Legion of Christ novitiate in Cheshire on September 2004. After two years of novitiate, he finished a year of liberal arts studies, a philosophy degree, and a theology degree. In between studies he served as youth director for Regnum Christi in Dallas for three years and in Chicago for one year. During his theological studies, he emphasized studies in Scripture and researching the life of Jesus as an adolescent. He is completing a book series titled "The Father's Adolescent". He was ordained a deacon on May 14, 2016, and a priest on December 10, 2016. He now serves as Camp Director of Camp River Ridge in Oldenburg, IN, as well as youth director for the boys' activities in Regnum Christi.

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WoRship Leader: Joe Lundin

Joe is a gifted musician who desires to lead people to Christ! His prayerful witness to worship inspires those he leads into an encounter with Jesus! Joe started leading worship for his youth group back in high school and has since led music for countless retreats, liturgies, weddings, and healing services. As a NET (National Evangelization Team) Alumni and NET Staff Member, Joesharpened his ability to lead worship as he went through NET's musician's training. He now helps train and has trained over 400 NET missionaries that have a desire to lead people into worship as well. He currently resides in Cincinnati working for NET as their Regional Office Administrator