Over 35,000 people came to the Center for Pastoral Leadership on Euclid Avenue in Willoughby on Sunday August 8th to participate in the Annual "Fest".
The Fest is a remarkable gathering of Catholics coming together with family and friends. It is a one day free event.
Representatives from many orders of priests, brothers and sisters were on hand to discuss vocations.
Brother Louis Carey
Many of the younger attendees enjoyed the music, activities and friendship.
Obstacle Course at the Fest
NASA Solar System game at the Fest
Most commented that the Mass celebrated at the end of the day was the best part. Fireworks brought the day to an end.
According to the Fest website, "The FEST is a free, one day Catholic family festival. It features live music, games and activities, and much more! The day ends with an incredible Mass and an awesome fireworks display. It's an opportunity to come together as a people of faith, celebrating the wonderful things God has done in our lives and in our world."
We recorded short videos at the Fest of priests, brothers, sisters and lay people reciting their Favorite Prayers such as this example from Sister Margaret Mary of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration.