The Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) is the official Catholic conference of
the Diocese of Columbus for grades 9th-12th. All high school aged youth from the
Diocese are strongly encouraged to participate. Catholic youth may bring their non-
Catholic friends to this gathering. The gathering includes keynote speakers and
workshops geared towards high schoolers, as well as praise and worship by Station 14,
skits, service, prayer, small group time with your high schoolers, lunch and dinner, and
Featuring keynote speakers:
Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, D.D., Ph.D.
And Bob Rice, Ph.D.
Bob Rice desires to share the love of God using every talent he’s been blessed with. He’s
an internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, inspirational teacher, and
innovative writer. He is an associate professor of Catechetics and the director of the
Masters of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization at Franciscan University of
Steubenville. Bob received a PhD from Liverpool Hope University in the UK where he
researched Catholic youth and evangelisation (not a typo, that’s how the Brits spell it). He
lives in Steubenville, Ohio with his wife Jennifer and seven adorable children. You can
find out more about him at bob-rice.com.
$50.00 per person
Forms are due by Sunday February 11,2018
Student registration form
Adult Chaperone Form
What is Bosco Bash?
Bosco Bash is the Diocese of Columbus’ Middle School Youth Rally, for junior high
students. All youth from the Diocese are strongly encouraged to participate. Catholic youth
may bring their non-Catholic friends to this gathering. The gathering includes high energy
activities geared towards junior high students, as well as praise and worship by Station 14, a
keynote speaker, skits, service, prayer, dinner and Sunday Mass.
Leading middle school teens to deepen their relationship with God and His Church.
Featuring keynote speaker Katie Prejean
Katie Prejean McGrady is a teacher, author, and speaker from the great (and incredibly
humid) state of Louisiana. Since 2007, Katie has been traveling across the country using her
“theological comedy” with audiences. Her original blend of humor and storytelling along
with her teaching of hard-hitting theological truth is dynamic, engaging, and challenging.
Katie blogs occasionally, watches NBA basketball obsessively, binges Netflix shows
regularly, is a terrible dancer, and loves to read. Katie has her B.A. in Theology from the
University of Dallas and is currently earning her Masters from the Augustine Institute. She
has spoken at the National Catholic Youth Conference, LA Religious Ed. Congress, in
dioceses and parishes from New York to Sacramento, and has appeared on EWTN,
Catholic TV, and the Busted Halo Radio show. She is the author of the critically acclaimed
Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist. Katie lives and works in Louisiana as a theology
teacher & writer with her husband, Tommy McGrady.
Student registration form