Teens from across the diocese gather for annual conference
The Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) brought more than 1,850 youth and adults to Waco Feb. 3-5. This year’s theme was “Revive,” which reflected the National Eucharistic Revival and highlighted the Eucharist. Participants experienced daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship, dynamic keynote presentations and workshops on a variety of topics. The weekend culminated with Mass celebrated by Bishop Joe Vásquez. During the Mass, the bishop offered a special blessing for all the youth.
Jennifer Kodysz, the diocesan associate director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry and one of the organizers of DCYC, said it is important to remind young people that they are known and loved by God, members of his body, the church, and nourished by his body and blood in the Eucharist.
“As we celebrate the Eucharistic Revival and the 75th anniversary of our diocese, we invited our young people into an encounter with Jesus Christ and a renewal of their understanding of his real presence in the Eucharist,” she said.