Office of Youth Ministry at 601 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806 US - National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biannual four-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes general and concurrent sessions addressing a wide variety of topics including forgiveness, Catholic spirituality and prayer, global issues, sexuality, and leadership. There are also opportunities for liturgy and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and a thematic activity village. The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) sponsors NCYC.
The 2013 NCYC will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana on November 21-23, 2013. Over 23,000 people from across the nation will attend, including about 300 from our diocese!
Parishes are already working on fundraising for the 2013 pilgrimage. If you are interested in attending, contact your youth minister and get involved..
For more information, review the FAQ packet from 2011. Specific information on the 2013 pilgrimage will be available in spring 2012. You can also check out the official NCYC page with great videos and more information. http://www.ncyc.info/.
If you need to request a scholarship to attend NCYC, please print out this form, complete it and turn it in to your Youth Minister by February 11, 2013. A limited amount of scholarships will be available through the diocese and Catholic Youth Foundation USA.
If you or your business would like to help underwrite some of the cost for students to attend NCYC, please contact Katie Newton in the Office of Youth Ministry at 417-866-0841 or by email: KNewton@dioscg.org.