November 24, 2017

National Catholic Youth Conference 2017

‘I wouldn’t be the same person I am without my Church and my faith’

Sam BleischAt 17, Sam Bleisch kept attracting smiles and laughs during the first two days of the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)—a natural reaction considering that he spent that time wearing a cow costume that extended from his head to his feet.

“Our parish always has one person in the cow costume at NCYC,” said Sam, a member of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Noblesville, Ind., in the Lafayette Diocese. “It gets passed down from someone who wore it at the last conference. The past cow watched at NCYC last time to see who was fun and outgoing.”

Sam milked the suit for all it was worth, but it couldn’t disguise the feelings of joy and love that he has for his Catholic faith.

“It’s a great experience when you get to learn about your faith while having fun. And the chance to meet other Catholics from across the country is amazing.

“The Catholic faith has really been great to me. The people I’ve met through my Church and the bonds I’ve formed have been life-changing. I wouldn’t be the same person I am without my Church and my faith.”

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