The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. 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.
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. Some attendees may have participated in previous national or international events such as the World Youth Day. Many are experiencing this type of gathering for the first time.
The thematic park is a unique NCYC programming element. The park provides participants an opportunity to explore their faith interactively. The park includes traditional exhibit booths, where companies and organizations provide information and resources about their ministries, interspersed with interactive venues that include creative projects, prayer experiences, and a variety of service opportunities. The park also features a coffee house for participants to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music and ministry of various Catholic artists.
The Expo gathers an extensive array of providers of catechetical and youth ministry resource materials, Catholic speakers and performers, music publishers, advocacy groups, and national youth-serving organizations. These companies and organizations market a variety of products, services, and resources for youth and adults who serve the young church. As an exhibitor at the Expo you will have a unique opportunity to share your organization’s services, products, and resources.
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, Inc. is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.
This is a biennial event.