National Catholic Youth Conference

IN A DISTINCTLY CATHOLIC SETTING,
THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE
INVITES PARTICIPANTS 

TO ENCOUNTER CHRIST, EXPERIENCE CHURCH,
AND BE EMPOWERED FOR DISCIPLESHIP.

Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders—come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith. The next event will be held in November, 2019.  In addition to opportunities to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist and penance, NCYC participants attend general and breakout sessions on topics relevant to living as a disciple of Christ in today’s world, visit with organizations that provide resources and other support to youth and youth ministry, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and engage in service to others. This event usually attracts more than 20,000 people.

To visit the national website for this amazing youth event, click here.

The 2017 event was held Nov. 16-18, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana with the Theme:  Called. Llamados.

To download the conference program book, click here.

What Happens During NCYC?

The program includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, Mass, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park which is a blend of traditional exhibit booths with interactive areas featuring service projects, games, recreation, live musical performances, arts, and sports.