One Rock

With the backdrop of Mount St Francis retreat center in Cochrane, Alberta the stage was set for One Rock 2013.

People from all over Alberta and as far as British Columbia, the North West Territories, Saskatchewan and Ontario took part in the weekend. This event was also linked together with 6 Bishops and their diocese to celebrate World Youth Day at home.

Let me give you a taste of what One Rock looked like: Two incredible Masses, 24hr adoration, a live flash mob stations of the cross,  a camp fire drum circle with over 200 instruments rocking out, a soccer game with Priests versus the High School all stars, food trucks, a 100 year centennial celebration, over 30 booths of great organizations and vendors, and a beautiful Saturday night vigil which was kicked off with a concert by Audrey Assad.

One thing that stood out to me the most were the volunteers. There were hundreds of them; all helping to make the experience the best it could be.

Here are a few examples:
Organizers, stage managers, parking/ticket attendants, greeters, security, musicians, actors, presenters and the many that were unseen during the weekend.

These great disciples along with the generous sponsors that helped make the event happen are the true Rock Stars of One Rock 2013.

My take away is this: Anybody can build something, but something built by many with a great purpose has the potential to ignite a revolution. 

-Michael Chiasson

To see more photos you can go to http:[email protected]/page1/ courtesy of One Rock


Event, One Rock