Fun, food and faith are on the agenda at the annual NJ Catholic Youth Rally at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Twp., May 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gates open at 9 a.m. for an upbeat opening presentation in the Showcase Arena, followed by time to enjoy the park’s rides. A private, all-you-can-eat buffet lunch is available from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and the day draws to a spiritual conclusion with the celebration of Mass in the Batman Stunt Arena.

Open to all youth and young adult ministries – including Scouts, altar servers, youth choirs, home school families, athletic programs, religious education youth groups and parish families – the event typically draws hundreds from throughout the five arch/dioceses of New Jersey.

Full admission tickets are $65 and include admission to Six Flags Great Adventure, the opening ceremony, a private, all-you-can-eat buffet and Sunday liturgy. Free parking vouchers are available for groups upon request. Season Pass holders can enter the park with their pass any time during the event. A separate “Meal Ticket” is required to enter the private, all-you-can-eat buffet. Meal tickets for season pass holders are $30.

To register, or for further information such as ticket purchase and distribution deadlines, and diocesan consent/medical and automobile insurance forms, see, or contact Daniel Waddington, director of the diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at 609-403-7140.