In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship.
NCYC is the largest Catholic youth gathering in the U.S., with over 25,000 young people, clergy, religious, and adult chaperones attending from all over the country. A true 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.
This pilgrimage 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., November 16 to November 18, 2017. The diocesan contingent will depart November 15.
A Parent & Pilgrim Send-Off will be held in a central location Sunday, 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 diocesan Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation. This is a-n important meeting for information gathering and sharing, and it also offers pilgrims the opportunity for prayer and fellowship.-
Please contact your Elisa Esasky or Joan Duncan in the Parish Office at 724-744-7474 for further information about this pilgrimage.
Pray for Our Pilgrims
Please keep our 14 pilgrims in prayer, as well as all pilgrims from the Diocese of Greensburg, including our own Bishop Malesic who is attending his first NCYC.
Antonio DeMarchis, Joan Duncan, Elisa Esasky, Josh Kopasko, Steve Kopasko, Colby Sherwin, Logan Sherwin, Maura Shields, Nicholas Smith, Samantha Snowden, Bob Vareha, Michael Vareha, Layla Welsch and Mary Young.