JJ Weeks Band to Headline Catholic Youth Event set for August 2015
SAGINAW – JJ Weeks Band will take center stage as the musical talent during the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw’s Mid-Michigan Youth Faith Exchange (MYE Faith), set for August 2015. JJ Weeks Band performed at Rock the Island Festival in Saginaw this past July. The group is best known for the song “Let Them See You,” which has been at the top of Billboard’s Christian charts for over 30 weeks. JJ Weeks Band is also known for songs such as “Save Us” and “Screaming Outloud,” which are featured on the soundtrack for the movie “God’s Not Dead.”
“After meeting the band this summer, I was very much impressed with their passion to share the Gospel message through their music,” said Mark Graveline, director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Saginaw. “They use music to reach out to people in their dark moments and invite the light of Christ to come into their lives. JJ Weeks Band doesn't just play music, they share a message.”
Plans are currently underway for MYE Faith 2015, a one-day event in which youth encounter Christ through dynamic speakers, spirit-filled prayer, stirring music, sacramental reconciliation, fellowship and discussion. The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate Mass during the event as well. Similar to the MYE Faith 2013 event, the hope is to encourage youth to “own their faith,” live it daily and boldly share it with the world.
Although the complete agenda for next summer’s event is not yet public, the date has been set for Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The event will again take place on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University at 7400 Bay Rd., University Center.
Registration will begin after the first of the year. Youth interested in serving in leadership roles may sign up to volunteer now by contacting Mark Graveline at 989-797-6639 or via email at
. More information about MYE Faith is available at saginaw.org.