Friendly and Practical
Like World Youth Day, Ignite Your Torch seeks to inspire young people by showing them that they are not alone in their Catholic faith. Yet in such a big crowd it is easy to only stick with friends and never expand your experience of the riches of the fellowship of the faithful. That is why Ignite Your Torch seeks to balance the “big” feeling with the goal of the “fellowship of the faithful” both by a more moderate size (registration is limited to 225 for 2013) and by providing a small group experience.
Small groups also provide a chance for the teens to get to know the priests, brothers and sisters who lead them. In addition to this, it gives teens a chance to flesh out talks they hear and practically apply the teaching to their everyday lives.