Focus 11 will be held on, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9-10, 2021. It is held in Higgins Hall on the grounds of St. Lawrence Catholic Church (5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL).
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. Following the opening, we invite our Bishop to address the entire assembly, followed by the keynote speaker (religious sister) to give a presentation. The schools are then 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 will conclude with prayer and exposition in the church before dismissal.