The Plaza

The Plaza is our marketplace. Here participants will find a variety of activities and vendors. Participants can purchase items from leading Catholic vendors, merchandise from our keynote speakers and conference musicians, and gather free information and resources from featured religious communities and colleges.

The Plaza provides opportunities for engagement including:

  • Giant Games
  • Craft Projects
  • Service Opportunities
  • Meet and Greet – Throughout the weekend, the City of Saints Teen Conference speakers and musicians will be present for special performances and meet with conference participants.

Interested Vendors and Exhibitors are encouraged to submit an inquiry on our exhibitor page.

Plaza Entertainment

Joe Melendrez

Joe is the go to guy to excite this generation of Catholic youth about Jesus! Joe animates a crowd quite like no other. He comes from a line of successful entertainers, his father being a Radio Hall of Famer. Joe has appeared on MTV, USA Today, The National Catholic Reporter, National Public Radio, and various other outlets. When he is not dancing and rapping, Joe is a High School religion teacher and expert retreat leader. Joe has been featured at NCYC, NCCYM, Youth Day of the Religious Education Congress, and many other diocesan events. He remains committed to the Catholic faith and to prayer. As Joe enthusiastically explains, “I am honored to participate in a revolution of prayer that will fearlessly allow others to embrace the real love of God”.

Joe will be featured on the Plaza Patio – Saturday at 12:30pm and again at 6:00pm.

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez I City of Saints 2017
Sr. Miriam James I City of Saints 2017
Steve Allgeyer I City of Saints 2017
Jackie Francois I City of Saints 2017
Roy Petitfils I City of Saints 2017

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