Bishop Caggiano Invites you to The National Catholic Youth Conference

The National Catholic Youth Conference is the largest single gathering of Catholic young people in the United States, and will be held in Indianapolis.  November 16-18, 2017 you will want to be in Lucas Oil Stadium to see what God has in store for 25,000 PLUS gathered in His name.

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. 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 other.

This IS NOT A COLLEGE or YOUNG ADULT Conference.  This conference is for High School Teens ages 14-18.   The NFCYM and the Diocese of Camden view an adult chaperone as people over the age of 25.   If you choose to bring college age young adults they will be considered Junior Advisors and cannot be considered chaperones for the event.  They do need to be in compliance with diocesan safe environment policy through your parish and/or school.

Keynote/ Emcee Speakers have been announced! 
Thursday Night Warm Up Act: Toby Mac
Emcees.. Fr. Joe Espaillat/ Emily Wilson
Keynote Presenters…. Chris Stefanik/ Sr. Miriam Heidland/ Roy Petitfilis/ Brian Greenfield

Learn more about the Speakers, Artists and more by clicking here.

Get a copy of the current Schedule for NCYC by clicking here:

Please refer to the following links for the pilgrimage package, deadlines and required forms.

Please send the following documents, as PDF files, to Greg Coogan:

Diocese of Camden Youth Participant Agreement
Diocese of Camden Youth Participant Medical Form
Diocese of Camden Youth & Adult Participant Rules
Diocese of Camden Adult Participant Medical Form
Diocese of Camden Junior Advisor Participant Agreement
Diocese of Camden Junior Advisor Medical Form

Contact Greg Coogan with any questions at or 856.583.2908