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2023 High School Youth Conference

March 4-5, 2023

Columbia Convention Center



Come join Catholic youth and adults from around the Diocese as we gather on March 4-5, 2023, at the Columbia Convention Center for the 32nd Annual Diocesan High School Youth Conference!  We invite you to be part of this exciting diocesan-wide event.  The theme for this year is “The Summit!”  The scripture verse is John 6:35. 


Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”


The word summit means to reach the apex, the top, the highest point. And we are taught at a young age that we need to ascend to the top, but what is the top, the apex? We live in a world where it seems everyone is climbing over others to get somewhere… but where? So many times, we listen to what the world says only to finally arrive at where the world says we need to be, only to be disappointed and empty. Jesus tells us over and over in scripture that we will never find true fulfillment until we truly encounter Christ! This weekend come and see what the summit really looks like, come and see the summit of our faith and how it can change you for eternity!


This weekend promises to change your life!  Our keynotes for the weekend are going to challenge, encourage, and give you hope!  This year’s presenters for the conference are Father Louis Merosne, Meredith Gotta, and Doug Tooke.  This weekend will also have challenging and thought-provoking workshops, awesome music, fun games, and skits.  You will have the opportunity to experience grace in Adoration, Reconciliation, and the Eucharist!  Bishop Fabre-Jeune will be joining us for the closing mass on Sunday.


Saturday, March 4, 2023

   6:30 a.m.       Depart from COK

   9:15 a.m.       Registration Begins

 10:00 a.m.      Morning Session Begins

 12:00 p.m.      Lunch

   1:00 p.m.      Afternoon Sessions (Workshops/Keynote/Parish Time)

   4:30 p.m.      Break for Dinner

   7:00 p.m.      Evening Opening Session/Keynote/Adoration/Reconciliation

 10:00 p.m.      Done


Sunday, March 5, 2023

   9:00 a.m.       Morning Session (Opening, Keynote, Mass with the Bishop)

 11:30 a.m.      Dismiss

 12:30 p.m.      Stop for Lunch

   4:00 p.m.      Tentative return time

Sign-up and pay the $100 deposit by January 30th!

Parent Permission Form

Adult Volunteer Form

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