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

November 10, 2018

4:30pm to 9:00pm

at Guardian Angels

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

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Speaker: Fr. Chris Geiger

Fr. Chris Geiger was ordained a priest on May 21, 2016, and has been serving as the parochial vicar at St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Milford since then. He has six younger brothers and sisters with the youngest being a sophomore in high school. He also has several nieces and nephews. Before becoming a priest, Fr. Chris taught high school math for one year, and a large portion of his ministerial work has been with the youth. Fr. Geiger has a Bachelors in Secondary Education and a Major in Mathematic. He also has a Masters of Divinity and Masters in Biblical Studies. Fr. Geiger loves Cincinnati Reds Baseball and enjoys brewing beer.

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Host: Mark HOllcraft

Mark Hollcraft serves as Eastern Regional Director for NET Ministries. NET Ministries is one of the leading youth evangelization organizations in North America and around the world. Prior to working for NET as Regional Director, Mark worked in Parish and Diocesan Youth Ministry for 18 years in northwest MN, while also serving as an Area Contact for Life Teen for roughly 18 months. And prior to this, he served as a NET Missionary for two years, first year in the US and the second year travelling all over Canada.

Originally from California, Mark moved to MN after serving as a NET Missionary and has been involved in the work of evangelizing young people ever since he graduated from high school. Having grown up in a family of 11 children, he is 2nd youngest with 6 brothers and 4 sisters. He currently lives in Cincinnati with his beautiful wife, Meredith and six children (5 boys and the youngest being a girl).  He likes to hang out with his family, play sports and tell stories. In his 22 years of youth ministry experience, he has grown most passionate about the formation and outreach to young men, Theology of the Body, and Marriage and Family life.