• on September 24, 2018

Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Diocesan Youth Convention

All Catholic high school aged teens, grades 9 to 12, are invited to a day of prayer, learning, and celebration at the 2018 Diocesan Youth Convention (DYC’18). It will take place on Sunday, November 4 at St. Michael the Archangel parish in Canton. The DYC’18 theme is “With All Your Heart,” taken from the Gospel reading of the day. Participants must register through their parish youth ministry contact or Catholic High School Campus Minister by October 7.

DYC’18 will feature OCP/Spirit & Song artist Jesse Manibusan. He has spoken, performed, emceed and lead worship at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, World Youth Day International Celebrations and the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM) as well as hundreds of parish and diocesan events. Jesse has previously been to the Diocese of Youngstown several times, but not recently. He led retreats and concerts at Youngstown St. Patrick, Columbiana St. Jude and was the DYC’04 keynote. Jesse currently resides in Daly City, California, and is a volunteer at Good Shepherd Catholic School and Church. If you would like to listen to a few of his songs, visit: jessemanibusan.com/music

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown will entertain questions from the teens during a “Conversation with the Bishop” session prior to celebrating the event Closing Mass. Teens will also have the opportunity for to pray in adoration, celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation, and enjoy a chicken and pasta dinner.

All participants are asked to bring baby diapers or wipes to donate to the new Mercy Health Diaper Pantry.

Following the Diocesan Youth Convention, Jesse Manibusan will offer a concert for the public. This all-ages-show will have free admission (donations will be accepted) and take place on Sunday, November 4th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3430 St. Michael Blvd., N.W., Canton OH 44718-3099.

For more information, contact Cindee Case, Director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, (330) 744-8451 ext. 280 or ccase@youngstowndiocese.org or visit the office event website: https://youngstownoyyam.weebly.com/dyc18.html

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