Focus 11 is a vocations rally that is held annually. It is attended by all 6th graders (11 year olds) from the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Homeschool groups and public school children are also invited to attend.
The day begins with music and an opening rally with a role call of all the schools present. We invite a keynote speaker (religious sister) to give a presentation. Following the keynote we invite our Bishop to address the entire assembly. After the Bishop speaks, the schools are divided into 3 groups for a rotation that includes lunch, a panel of religious for Q&A and a vocation job fair at which the students are given a “scavenger hunt” list to help encourage them to ask questions of the religious orders present. The day concludes with a prayer service in the church before dismissal.
Save the date for Focus 11: February 11-12, 2020