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Eighth Grade Students now Eligible to Attend!!!

Every year, the youth of the Diocese of Greensburg join to rejoice in the glory of God together.  The Diocesan Youth Celebration, sponsored by the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation, brings students in eighth through twelfth grade together for a day filled with music, food, prayer, games and liturgy with Bishop Edward C. Malesic.

DYC 2016, Awaken, will take place on Dec. 11, 2016, at Mother of Sorrows Church, from 1-6 p.m., with a Mass for attendees and families at 5 p.m.

The registration fee, due by Dec. 8, is $25. Now Register by Nov. 28 to receive​ the early-bird price of $20. A late registration fee of $30 will be assessed to those who sign up after Dec. 8. Registration includes a t-shirt.

You must also sign the waiver to be able to participate in this event.

Katie​ Prejean will serve as the keynote speaker for Awaken. Prejean is a Catholic Youth Minister from the Diocese of Lake Charles, LA. She loves Jesus, and sharing the Truth of the Faith.

Full Armor Band will return as the house band for Awaken. Full Armor formed over seven years ago when the band was asked to lead music for a new youth Mass in their hometown of Middletown, NY. Over time, the band slowly began to receive invites to participate in other Christian/Catholic ministry events in their region. All of their hard work and determination paid off in 2008 when they were asked to perform for Pope Benedict XVI's youth rally in New York City in front of 25,000 young people.​

This year, we will team up with Stop Hunger Now to package 30,000 non-perishable meals for those in need during the event.  If you are interested in helping to financially support this effort or you would like additional information regarding this opportunity for high school youth in our diocese, please contact Christie Smith, diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry.​