Teens in grades eight through 12 are invited to “Rise Up” April 17 for the Diocesan Youth Celebration in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville.
The day of faith, fellowship and fun begins at 8:45 a.m., and closes with a Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., at 5 p.m.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Bob Perron, director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W. Va.
Nationally recognized as a speaker for many conferences – including the National Catholic Youth Conference and the National Mass and Rally for Life in Washington – Perron is known for his “blend of humor and education… his excitement, enthusiasm and love have motivated and inspired thousands of young people and adults,” according to his website. He has been involved in ministry to youth and adults since 1984, serving as parish youth minister and director of religious education.
As in previous years, DYC 2016 will include Christian contemporary music courtesy of the DYC house band, opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as multiple breakout sessions with various topics available.
Sessions include “Confessions of a Prodigal Son,” “Relentless Love,” “Mercy in the Mayhem,” “The Mercy League,” “Boom, Holy Spirit” and “Phases,” a two-part adult track.
Nearly 600 teens attended DYC in 2015. You can read about last year’s event and watch a highlight video, here.
Cost is $25 per person if registration is completed by April 3. Between April 4 and April 15, cost per person is $30. Some scholarships are available. To learn more about them, contact Rudy Gomez, diocesan coordinator of youth ministry, by calling 609-406-7440 or emailing [email protected].
For more information about the day’s events, visit www.dotyouth.org.[[In-content Ad]]