National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial four-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. Sponsored by the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), the schedule includes keynote addresses, concurrent and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.
For each conference, the Archdiocese's Office of Youth Ministry leads a delegation of youth and adults to attend this National event which is the largest gathering of Catholic youth in the United States. NCYC is open to high school age young people and their chaperones. Most participants are Catholic. Many youth participants are leaders in their local parishes, schools and/or diocese, though many are just beginning to connect to their faith.
The next NCYC will be held on November 16-18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Randy Adams, Associate Director