February 10-12, 2017 Richmond Marriott Downtown (Broad St) 

DYC is SUPER fun and this year we'll have a bigger group than ever going!

  • 1000+ Teens in the Mariott Downtown for one weekend.
  • Bounce House Theme Park
  • All Meals (including late night 4th meals/snacks)
  • Amazing live music, speakers and workshops all weekend
  • Hang our with Bishop DiLorenzo!

Registered High School Youth Group Members get a $50 discount!
This event is not the Confirmation Retreat and does not "count" as the Confirmation Retreat

Registration Process

Step 1 
Fil out the appropriate form: 
Youth Form
Adult Form

Step 2
Write a check made out to Saint Bridget Church with "Diocesan Youth Conference" in the Memo Line. 

Step 3
Drop off the signed form and check to the Saint Bridget Office by December 13th.


If you are a member of the High School Youth Group then the fees below apply to you:
$100/person for a 4 person room
$125/person for a 3 person room
$170/person for a 2 person room
(you can submit room requests)
After December 13th all fees go up by $50/person. 

If you are not a member of the High School Youth Group then the fees below apply to you:
$150/person for a 4 person room
$175/person for a 3 person room
$220/person for a 2 person room
(you can submit room requests)
After December 13th all fees go up by $50/person. 

Cancellations forfeit $100 of the price and are available until January 8th. 
Substitutions cost $60/person. 

The registration fee will cover lodging on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Richmond Marriott.
In addition, Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner.  Sunday: breakfast is included.
T-shirts and a late night snack on Friday are also included in the registration fee 

Adult Information & Supervision

We are looking for Chaperones to make this weekend a success!


We need at least 1 adult for every 8 students. 
All Chaperones will be Virtus trained (Our Safe Environment Training) before they can attend. 
Chaperone fees will be heavily subsidized and if registered by December 13th, will not be required to share a room unless they choose to. 


Each room at the Richmond Marriott is a room which contains 2 queen-size beds. Each room will be assigned 2 adults OR 4 youth of the same gender unless your parish opts for smaller numbers of participants per room. The Office for Evangelization will combine parishes with odd numbers to maximize the room allocations. In addition, the Diocese has reserved meeting rooms in the hotel that will be used for parish evening gatherings as well as a meeting point for adult chaperones. All participants are required to stay at the Richmond Marriott for security reasons. There is NO day-only option available.

Theme & Keynote Speaker

The theme this year is Fully Alive and the keynote speaker is Emily Wilson.
Emily is a young, energetic, Catholic musician and speaker who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship.

Emily was encouraged by her third grade teacher to get up and sing in front of the whole church at the age of 7. With continued support from her high school choir teacher, she started leading music regularly. While attending Arizona State University, Emily began leading worship at church with Ike Ndolo. She planned to become a sports broadcaster and earned a degree in broadcast journalism, but felt called to use her education in speaking and presenting to spread the Gospel.

After working for two years as a full-time high school campus minister, Emily made the transition to full-time traveling ministry beginning in 2013. She has spoken and played music at dozens of national and international youth and young adult events in two dozen states and numerous countries, including diocesan, parish, and school events, as well as Life Teen and Steubenville conferences.

Check out This Video of Emily Talking about her Book - I Choose The Sky



Email Dan with questions!

Youth Ministry Pages


Contact Info

Saint Bridget Catholic Church
6006 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Office: (804) 282-9511
Fax: (804) 285-7227
Priests' Residence: (804) 282-9318

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mass Schedule

Reconciliation at 4:00pm and by appointment
Vigil Mass: 5:30pm

7:30am, 9:00am,11:00am, 5:00pm

8:00am, except holidays as scheduled


St. Bridget Facebook Page

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