Youth of the Diocese of Trenton will once again reconnect at the annual Diocesan Youth Conference, set for Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Donovan Catholic High School, 711 Hooper Ave., Toms River.

Sponsored by the diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, the event is open to all youth in the Diocese in eighth through 12th grades. The day will conclude with Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

Mixing the excitement of a concert-like atmosphere with the power of a retreat, the DYC invites teens to connect with each other and with Jesus in a new way. It’s also an opportunity for youth to connect with their peers from other parishes and schools of the Diocese, witness dynamic presentations, music, workshops and more.

Keynote speaker and musician for the day will be Steve Angrisano, international Catholic speaker and composer. Having traveled the world for more than two decades incorporating humor, storytelling and music into his presentations, he has been featured at 10 World Youth Days and emceed three National Catholic Youth Conferences, and many other venues. Beyond these larger events, Angrisano presents parish missions, leads groups to the Holy Land and composes music for Oregon Catholic Press, as he has for 25 years.

Angrisano holds a master’s degree in theology as well as a graduate specialization certificate in sacramental and liturgical theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife Jenni have three children and four grandchildren.

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