The 2023 YAG will take place the weekend of July 7-9 (the weekend after 4th of July).

Registration for the 2023 YAG is now closed.  Come next year if you missed it!

Code of Conduct

This is a Catholic event with a capital “C.” We expect all participants to mind their manners, language, and behavior and to set a good example for others.

Modesty frontDress Code

Women: Dresses or skirts are required at all times. Skirts must be long enough to generously COVER, not merely skim or come halfway over, the knees BOTH while standing AND while sitting down. This means that you need not-see-through fabric coming down uniformly below your knees. No slits. Longer is better, ladies! If a skirt needs leggings underneath to make it decent, it’s WAY too short. Quickest way to check length is to kneel down – if it puddles a few inches on the floor all the way around, that’s good.

Skin-tight, clingy, or see-through clothing is prohibited. Tops must have AT LEAST 1/4 length sleeves and must not be low-cut in the front or in the back. No cleavage, or even the suggestion of it, should be visible at any time. Sandals are permitted, but nothing that looks like sloppy flip-flops in the church. A head covering (hat or veil) must be worn at Mass.

Men: Polo or button-front shirts and slacks are preferred for the daily Masses. No tight shirts or pants (no skinny jeans!). No white undershirts worn as T-shirts. No shorts on church premises. No flip-flops or sandals in the church (although you may wear them outside on Saturday). No earrings at any time. A suit and a tie are required for Sunday Mass.

For Both:  Sleepwear should be approximately as modest as daily wear.

Release of Liability

By registering through the form below, you release St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church and all sponsors and organizers of this event from any and all liability in case of injury or illness while attending this event.

Special Requirements

To avoid a repetition of past problems between potential spouses, the late Fr. Anthony Cekada laid down the following requirements for participation:

By registering for this activity, you affirm that:

  1. You are a sedevacantist.
  2. You will not participate in Masses that are offered “in union with” Francis or where his name is inserted into the Canon of the Mass.
  3. You reject in principle and practice the SSPV policy of (a) refusing communion with the clergy of St. Gertrude the Great Church and its affiliates and of (b) denying sacraments to laymen who receive sacraments from said clergy.
  4. You believe that Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood are possible means of salvation for persons who die without Baptism of Water, provided they meet the other criteria set by the Church.

(In case you are not familiar with these issues, we refer you to Father’s video Sedevacantism: How to Tell Aunt Helen, his short article Should I Assist at a Mass that Names “Pope Francis” in the Canon, his article and video on SSPV communion rules at the link Abp. Thuc: A Conversation with Fr. Cekada, and his article Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles.)

To Register

You must do two things before June 20, 2023, in order to attend the 2023 YAG:

Submit your registration FORM and pay your registration FEE. Payment day-of is no longer an option.

Step 1: Fill out the Registration Form

Accommodations for Friday and Saturday night are now included in your registration fee.

Please see our “Lodging” page for further details and for the Higher Ground Campus Rules & Regulations. You will need to bring your own sheets/blankets/pillow/toiletries.

Step 2: Pay the Registration Fee: $150 USD

Registration fees are unfortunately non-refundable. We must have hard numbers for Higher Ground.

This single fee covers all meals, lodging, and activities during the 3-day YAG weekend. If you are not sure you will be able to attend, register but wait until closer to the deadline to pay.

If you need to change anything with regards to your registration, email us through the “Contact” page. DO NOT re-register. If for some reason you are unable to pay online, you may write a check to “Colleen Eldracher,” the event coordinator, and mail it to:

St. Gertrude the Great
4900 Rialto Road
West Chester, OH 45069

If you REALLY can’t find something you need to know from our website, you can call or text (513) 909-5546.  But seriously.  Read ALL the pages listed on our menu first!