Abbey Faith Music FestThe contemporary pop/rock bands Sidewalk Prophets and Stars Go Dim will headline the third annual Catholic music festival AbbeyFest: Faith, Music & Family on Sept. 24 at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli.

More than 4,000 Catholics from around the country are expected at the abbey for a day and evening of music, food, speakers, confessions, Mass and eucharistic adoration.

Other artists announced July 18 for this year’s lineup include the Josh Blakesley Band, Teresa Peterson and Emerging Catholic Artist of the Year Aly Aleigha. The keynote speaker will be Jeff Cavins, an internationally known Bible teacher and former host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock.”

“Anyone who enjoys inspiring, Christ-centered music and wants to experience God’s presence will have a truly unique, faith-filled experience at this event,” said Megan Schreiber, president of AbbeyFest Ministries.

A Catholic Mass will be celebrated by Norbertine Abbot Richard Antonucci of Daylesford Abbey, which is located at 220 South Valley Road in Paoli. Participants will have ample opportunities for the sacrament of penance and Eucharistic adoration throughout the day.

“Last year’s event brought over 3,000 attendees from New York City to Baltimore and from as far away as Michigan and North Carolina,” Schreiber said. “Once again, in addition to the great music, there will be crafts, games and things for kids, religious items, food, confessions, Vigil Mass and candlelight adoration.

“It’s a great day to be with Catholics and Christians in a beautiful environment,” she said.

The AbbeyFest: Faith, Music & Family festival is a response to the repeated call of the Catholic Church for a new evangelization. The festival offers Catholics the experience and power of up-lifting Christian music and inspiring prayer that can unite them more closely with God and one another.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information including bios of the artists and speaker plus Family Tickets and Specials visit