SWCYC: Save the Date

By Martha Sandner


logoOctober 1, 2016 marks the fifth annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference (SWCYC) to be held at the Farmington Civic Center, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This awesome event that reaches out to nearly 1,000 youth each year is sponsored by LifeGuard of Durango.

Bob Rice, an internationally known speaker, musician and inspirational teacher at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, will be bringing his own worship band and a very active sense of humor as keynote speaker for SWCYC. Our female keynote this year is Lisa Cotter, a nationally sought after speaker on the topics of dating, marriage, motherhood, and femininity, who balances sound theology with humor and practical insights. Youth favorite, actor David Henrie, will be present once again to encourage the youth to fearlessly spread their faith to the world.

 It is our great pleasure to welcome Fr. Carl Wertin, asssociate pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in Trinidad, as master of ceremonies, and to continue to have the support and wisdom of both Bishop Wall of the Diocese of Gallup and Bishop Berg of the Diocese of Pueblo to inspire our youth. In following the Jubilee of Mercy, this year’s theme will be “Loving Mercy.”

 LifeGuard is always in need of corporate sponsors for this hugely important event. To register or make a donation, please contact us at (970) 385-8451, via email at lifeguarddurango@gmail.com, check out our website at lifeguardlaplata.org, or like us on Facebook.

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