February 4, 2017
Amarillo—The early bird deadline has passed, but registration continues for the annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC), aka Youth Rally 2017. This year’s rally is scheduled Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23 in the North Exhibit Hall of the Amarillo Civic Center at 401 South Buchanan.
Registration is $35 per person, or $45 per person at the door. The conference is open to all youths in grades 7-12, according to Diocesan Youth Director Oscar Guzman.
The theme of this year’s DCYC is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
The conference will run from 6:00pm to 10:00pm on April 21 and from 9:00am to 11:00pm on April 22. A third day is being added to the conference this year, which will include a Family Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick J. Zurek on April 23 at 11:00am. Scheduled speakers at the DCYC include Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ Sister Mary Gianna Thornby; best-selling Catholic author and international speaker Ruben Quezada; internationally-known recording artist Amanda Vernon; and, musician Bob Lesnefsky, aka, Righteous B. Serving as the house band will be Jon Dooley and the St. Vincent de Paul Praise Band.
Additional information on the annual DCYC will be featured in The West Texas Catholic; on the diocesan website at
; on diocesan social media; and, on St. Valentine Catholic Radio, 1360AM, KDJW. For more information, please contact your parish youth minister or the Diocesan Youth Office at 383-2243, ext. 118.