At a time when our faith is being tested from both inside and outside the Church, and trust in institutions—including the Church—are at an all-time low, where do people turn to see Christ’s love in action? Our families! It is families rooted in Christ who can become the fertile ground in which the witness of the Gospel and our message of hope can sprout anew.
Alight Family Fiesta aims to unite families and anyone interested in encouraging and strengthening Catholic family life. Held on Saturday 21 September 2019, it’s for Mum, Dad and the whole family! Grandparents, uncles, aunts—anyone who wants to support and learn more about how to develop a vibrant family culture in our faith community is welcome.
St Bede’s College - Mentone
2 Mentone Parade, Mentone, VIC 3195
Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli will celebrate Mass at 9:30 AM to begin the day.
After Mass, separate programs for parents, children (primary school aged) and youth (high school aged) will run from late morning until lunch. In order to prepare a program that is well resourced and safe, registration for the children's and youth programs must be completed by 31 August. Children registered after 31 August are welcome to attend Alight, however, will not be able to take part in the children's and youth programs and will be required to remain with their parents throughout the morning.
Rides! Games! Music!
The middle of the day will be free time to enjoy the festivities – food, rides, games and live music and entertainment.
Food for the Soul
We’ll conclude with a session for the whole family where Fr Leo Patalinghug will serve up food for the soul with his cooking demonstration.
An optional play space for pre-school aged children will be set up adjacent to the main auditorium where parents can enjoy the presentations via video while supervising their young children.
During the Fiesta (lunch) time, there will be food vans selling meals and snacks. Families who would like to, are encouraged to bring their own blanket and picnic lunch.
In order to prepare a program that is well resourced and safe, registration for the children’s and youth programs must be completed by 31 August. Children must be registered with a parent or legal guardian. Children registered after 31 August are welcome to attend Alight, but will not be able to take part in the children’s and youth programs and will be required to remain with their parents throughout the morning.
Registrations can be made at www.cam.org.au/alight19
Life, Marriage & Family Office
Phone: (03) 9287 5587