Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC)

2018-19 theme:
“What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” John 13:7

March 23-24, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hilton Wichita Airport

Carrie Ann Ford

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Forms! Download the Complete Conference Packet or Individual Forms

All forms below are due to the Office of Faith Formation by 5:00 pm on Feb. 8, 2019
A-Light of Christ Award Nominations
The purpose of this award is to recognize a youth’s four-year involvement in church work at the parish, regional, and/or diocesan level. It may be presented to one male and one female senior from each region. Involvement in school or other activities will not be considered in selecting the recipient. Each parish may nominate two high school seniors, one male and one female, for this award.
B-Regional Catholic Youth of the Year Nominations
Each parish may nominate two people, one male and one female, as the parish outstanding youth for the 2014-2015 year. Nominees may be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. The region reviews the entries and may select one male and one female as recipients of this award.
C-Youth Ministry Leader Award
This award is to recognize adult youth ministry leaders who are strong advocates for youth; excellent role models; appropriate mentors and guides. These are the individuals who give tirelessly of themselves and their time to strengthen the faith of our youth. Individuals and couples may be nominated for this award. To be eligible they must have worked with a parish or regional youth ministry for at least two years.
D-Catholic Youth Ministry Group of the Year
This award is to recognize a parish youth group that embraces Catholic Youth Ministry as described in the US bishops’ document “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry” by incorporating the eight components of CYM in a way that is meaningful and relevant to the particular needs of their youth. Eligible parishes also must have accomplished a major service project for their community. The eight components of CYM may be found on the back of the award form.
E-The Good Shepherd Award
This is awarded to a member of the clergy who has distinguished himself as an outstanding advocate in the field of youth ministry.
F-Liturgical Ministry Sign-up Form
G-DCYC Registration Form  For a fillable PDF version Click Here!
H-Doubletree Airport Hilton - Hotel Reservation Form  For a fillable PDF version Click Here!
I&I2-Youth Medical/Liability/Code of Conduct/Parental Permission Form
J-Adult Chaperone Code of Conduct and Medical Liability Form


Informational Pages

Letter of Invitation Carrie Ann Ford
Draft Schedule / Regional Coordinators Info  
Service Project Scrapbook & Banner
Video Slide Show Deadlines & Checklist
Hotel Information AWARD INFO 

Each spring the youth of the diocese come together to celebrate our Catholic faith as it has been shared throughout the year in diocesan and parish ministry.

The Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference offers youth the opportunity to meet new friends, engage in exciting breakout sessions, listen to dynamic speakers, laugh, sing and worship with other like minded young people. There is recognition of those who have distinguished themselves through service and faith. Outstanding parishes and youth ministry leaders are also honored.

There is a dance following the banquet on Saturday evening. The conference ends on Sunday with a mass celebrated by Bishop Kemme. The new Diocesan Catholic Youth Board is installed during the closing mass and the youth groups are sent back to their parishes to share the excitement of another great year.

Don't forget to bring your scrapbook and banner to the conference. Scrapbooks and banners are on display throughout most of the conference so you can take a peek at what other youth groups are doing.

Packets are sent out in November to parish youth ministry leaders with all the necessary information. If you do not receive a packet and would like to or you have questions please contact the Office of Faith Formation at (316) 269-3940.

Photo Submission

Photos must be received by February 8, 2019.

All parishes may submit photos to the Office of Faith Formation. All photos must be scanned into jpeg format prior to their submission. Regions may submit additional photos (in scanned format) of regional functions. Please do not submit paper photos. If you have questions about the slide show please feel free to contact David at (316) 269-3928.