Diocese of Saint Cloud Middle School Youth Rally for Grades 6, 7 and 8, “Dream Small.”

  • 09:00 AM
  • Cathedral High School 312 7th Ave N, St Cloud, MN 56303
  • 320-251-0111 ext. 4

About the Event

The Middle School Rally for grades 6, 7 and 8 has been successfully held at Saint John’s Prep School and Saint John’s University for the past 20 years.  Current trends and data in the life of our youth reveal that there are many challenges to being an active Catholic Teen in today’s world.  Several Leaders in our Diocese have been working to redesign our Middle School Rally to assist parishes in their Young Disciple Making.  Our Rally will be held at Cathedral High School in Saint Cloud and will include Keynote Speakers, Prayer, Adoration, Reconciliation, Recreation, Great Food, Mass and lots of Fun.  More info and details are coming soon.

Theme: Dream Small  based on the Josh Wilson Song, Dream Small.

About the Speakers

Luke Spehar

Luke Spehar is a nationally known recording artist and singer/songwriter. Born and raised in Minnesota, Spehar’s music reflects the elegant and thoughtful nature of the midwest. Spehar began writing songs at the age of 16 and composed all the music on his debut album, Be Still, before he graduated high school. Spehar continued to write throughout his four years at the University of St. Thomas. The songs for his second and third album, No Other Way and All is Gift, were born during this powerful time of spiritual growth and reflection.

Tony Ducklow


Tony Ducklow is a ministry entrepreneur based out of Minneapolis. He currently serves as director of creative programming for Youth Leadership, where he helps train youth leaders and direct Summer Festival Camp a four-day summer retreat experience focused on sharing Jesus with teenagers. When he’s not entrepreneuring, Tony loves playing Batman themed video games, traveling with his wife Lacey, and volunteering at his church. Tony loves sharing messages that encourage listeners to follow Jesus in a way that feels authentic, seems attainable, and invites transformation. He loves to speak to teenagers, congregations, and adults who care about the next generation.



9:00 AM – Registration and Warm up events

9:30         – Welcome: Prayer w/ Praise and Worship

10:00         – Keynote 1: Luke Spehar

11:00         – Move to Workshop/Activity session 1

11:10         – Workshops/Activity Session 1:

12:00 PM   – Lunch with Activities: Music/Games/Reconciliation

12:45          – Workshop/Activity Session 2:

1:30           -Keynote 2: Luke Spehar

2:10           – Large Group: DYC – Challenge Talk – Skit

2:20           – Renewal of Baptismal Promises-Eucharistic Procession

2:40          – Mass with Bishop Kettler

3:45          – Closing and evaluations

4:00        – Dismiss


Parish Registration materials:


Cover Letter and directions 

Parish Group Registration and Shirt Order Excel

Individual Youth Permission Form

Liturgy Help Sign-up

You may also feel free to contact Kent Schmitz at kschmitz@gw.stcdio.org or 320-251-0111 Ext. 4