Nightfire events are opportunities for a local parish to open its doors during a nearby community event and have volunteers invite those passing by to come into the church to light a candle and say a prayer. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar for adoration. Beautiful instrumental music is played to set a tone conducive to peaceful prayer. Priests are available for conversation or to hear confession. Nightfire events are inspired by Nightfever events which first took place at the 2005 World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany. The different event name here is used to respect a difference in leadership and planning structure from the original Nightfever design. While Nightfire events are no long directly hosted by the Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry, we still encourage parishes to host these events as great ways of bringing people outside the church to an encounter with Our Lord, and as opportunities for parishioners to act as witnesses and joyful, missionary disciples. Parishes are responsible for organizing their own events and covering any costs involved, but the Office of Young Adult & Campus Ministry is happy to provide guidance on how to run a Nightfire event, and answer any related questions.
For more details on Nightfire and how to host one click here for our Nightfire Guide.