Family Fully Alive Festival

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:30AM - 5:00PM

St. Joseph Parish, 338 Manor Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335

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Join us for an awesome event for families organized by families!  

Tremendous speakers, relevant breakout sessions, fun activities for kids, exhibits, food, refreshments, Mass and Confession!


Festival Activities


Activities for Adults

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Exhibit Area
  • Food and refreshments
  • Opportunity to go to Mass and Confession

Keynote Speakers in Main Church

(Need Keynote Ticket)

Deacon Harold-Burke Sivers (from EWTN)

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"Families - The Model for a Culture of Love & Life"

Megan Schrieber, AbbeyFest Ministries

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"Mary and the Feminine Vocation"

Mark Houck, The King's Men

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"Fatherhood & Healing"


Breakout Speakers in Chapel in Main Church and Parish Meeting Center (All)

Fr. Denis Wilde

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Kevin Burke

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Joseph Gale

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"Civic Response to the Gospel of Life"


Dr. Antone Raymundo

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"A Doctor's Miraculous Healing & Personal Testimony"

Dr. Aaron Chambers

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"Defending the Life of the Unborn"

Peggy Gottschall

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"Birthright: Loving Babies to Life One Mother at a Time"


Exhibit Area in Cafeteria (All)

You can meet event speakers, get books signed by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, and review or shop at exhibitors including AbbeyFest Ministries, Christian Bling, Pauline Books and Media, EWTN, Catholic Philly, and more.

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Food and Refreshments in Cafeteria (All)

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels, water, juice, and soda available for a slight fee in the Cafeteria.

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Mass and Confession in Main Church (All)

Mass will be held at noon and 4:00PM.  

Priests will be available for confessions between 2:00PM and 4:00PM in the Chapel in the Main Church. 

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Activities for Children

  • Obstacle course, bounce houses, slides, and arts and crafts for children under 12  
  • Youth Track with breakout session presentations for middle school and high school ages
  • Exhibit Area
  • Food and refreshments
  • Opportunity to go to Mass and Confession

Fun for Kids in Gym

Age-appropriate activities for children under 12 available including bounce houses, slides, obstacle course, and arts and crafts.  Parents may drop off children before speaker presentations and pick up their children after speaker presentations..

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Youth Track (Ages 12-18) in Parish Meeting Center

Breakout session presentations wll be available for middle school and high school ages from The Culture Project and Generation Life.

Adrianne Bendu, Generation Life

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"Human Sexuality"

Jesse Martin & Marriana Leach, The Culture Project

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"Human Dignity"


Ticket Information

  • Adult Keynote Session Entrance: $10 (plus Eventbrite fee). Ticket allows access to ALL activities including all Keynote Speakers (Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (from EWTN), Megan Schrieber (AbbeyFest), & Mark Houck (The King's Men), all Breakout Sessions, and Family Fully Alive book (while supplies last). 
  • FREE Adult Breakout Session Entrance: $0; Ticket allows access to Breakout Sessions and other activities but NOT Keynote Sessions.

  • FREE Student Entrance Badge: $0; Student tickets are FREE with a Student ID.

  • FREE Child Entrance Badge: $0; Tickets for children under 18 are FREE

Please consider a donation.  Your donation helps off set the cost for the event and makes tickets more affordable.  We want to bring the highest quality speakers to our event and we need your help.

All are welcome to attend.  There is no minimum age requirements for this event.

Tickets are needed to determine attendance for Keynote and Breakout sessions and food needed.

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