In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship.

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

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 21-23, 2019 you will want to be in Lucas Oil Stadium to see what God has in store for 20,000 PLUS gathered in His name.

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, prayer, workshops, liturgy, opportunities for to participate in reconciliation and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recreational activities, concerts, exhibits, and an interactive thematic park.

PLEASE NOTE…
This IS NOT A COLLEGE / YOUNG ADULT Conference.  This conference is for High School Teens ages 14-18.   As per the Diocese of Camden’s chaperone policy, chaperones are over the age of 25.   If your parish or school chooses to bring young adults ages 18-24 they will be considered Junior Advisors and assist chaperone leaders as necessary.

Click here for more info: NCYC website

Keynote/ Emcee Speakers:
Thursday Night Warm Up Act : For King and Country
Emcees:  Katie Prejean McGrady & Fr. Agustino Torres CFR
Keynote Presenters:  Sr. Bethany Madonna SV, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Mark Hart

For those traveling, please save the date for a mandatory Diocesan Preparatory Meeting for NCYC Pilgrims (adults and teens) and parents on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 32 Carroll Avenue in Williamstown, NJ.

 Download NCYC 2019 Information Booklet

Download Registration and Permission Forms For Youth Participants

Download Registration and Permission Forms For Adult Participants

Download Registration and Permission Forms For Junior Advisors
(ages 18 – 24 and out of high school)

For more information to get your parish/ school to join the Diocese of Camden’s Pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference PLEASE contact Gregory Coogan at 856-583-2908 or via email at gregory.coogan@camdendiocese.org