Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry
What is NCYC?
The National Catholic Youth Conference is the celebration of Catholic youth In the United States. NCYC is organized by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry which is made of diocesan leaders and collaborating members from across the country. This conference typically draws up to 25,000 young people and adults from all over the country. NCYC is for high school teens (grades 9-12) and their chaperones. Participants must be in at least 9th grade to attend.
NCYC includes a wide variety of opportunities for our young people to experience God and His Church. There are five general sessions which include nationally-known speakers and a Mass on Saturday evening, one general session each morning, and one each night to bookend the NCYC days.
In between the general sessions are rounds of workshops, an interactive thematic park for hands-on experiences, and the opportunity to mingle with Catholic speakers and other vendors, concerts, service projects, daily Mass, adoration, confessions, and time to meet teens from all different walks of life; providing opportunities for spiritual growth, prayer, learning and service.
The Diocese of Lexington has traditionally taken a delegation to NCYC over the years. The students experience a sense of the larger Church in their engagements with other teens, priest, bishops and youth leaders.
The event is being held in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oils Stadium and the Convention Center on November 18th – 20th 2021.
The Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry office is committed to assisting parishes in the development of ministry to, with, by and for young people. The office serves youth, young adult and campus ministry leaders through training and formation opportunities, consultation and resource services.
Through our collective work, we hope to empower young people to live in a relationship with Jesus Christ and be His disciples in our world today; to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community; to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person (RTV 9-18).
Please join us in our mission to engage and support young people in the church and those who minister to them by making a gift today.