The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is the largest Catholic youth gathering in the U.S., with over 20,000 young people, clergy and religious, and adult chaperones attending from all over the country.
A pilgrimage of faith, NCYC is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community and empowerment for Catholic teenagers addressing a wide variety of topics including Catholic spirituality and prayer, social justice issues, sexuality and leadership.
NCYC features a huge interactive village where hundreds of exhibitors, musicians, games, hot meals and learning centers of all types will be available throughout the conference.
NCYC 2017, with the theme Called, will take place in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 16 through Nov. 18, 2017. The diocesan contingent will depart Nov. 15, 2017.
A Parent & Pilgrim Send-Off will be held in a central location on Oct. 22, to offer final information to all parents, pilgrims and group leaders. All pilgrims will be required to attend this year. If a pilgrim asks to be excused, the reason must be approved by the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation. This is an important meeting for information gathering and sharing, and it also offers pilgrims the opportunity for prayer and fellowship.
Please contact your parish youth minister or faith formation director for further information. You can also contact Christie Smith, diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry, for more information.
View the 2017 Group Leader Packet and NCYC Brochure