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 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.
We will be back in Indianapolis, Indiana in November of 2023.
For Group Leaders from Other Parishes
Since the Diocese of Greensburg will not be sponsoring a group for all of the parishes this year, in a spirit of hospitality and cooperation, St. Barbara is welcoming other parish leaders to bring their group with us and help share in the bus, hotel, and registration costs. The basic package is $700 for a room of four and does not include food, clothing, and swag. We suggest that you add an additional fee of $150-$200 per person to cover additional costs.
Attendees are encouraged to apply for Francis Fund Grants through the Diocese by July 1, 2023 to help with the cost (up to $300 for teens and $500 for adults).
If your are a teen and do not regularly attend St. Barbara Youth Ministry, you should contact your parish leader first and ask if they are leading a group to NCYC.
If they are not, please contact Caitlin Craig directly. Do not register on your own without speaking to Caitlin. Only adult leaders may register a group at this link. Register Now – Group Leaders
National Catholic Youth Conference | NCYC
What is the National Catholic Youth Conference?
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, food and learning centers of all types will be available throughout the conference.
Who should attend NCYC 2023?
Attendees must be in 9th-12th grade during the school year when NCYC occurs, November 2023.
What is the registration fee?
Parish costs may vary. The cost for St. Barbara Parish Teens and Chaperones is $850 per person.
Who do I contact to register or if I have questions?
If you are a St. Barbara teen, register here. If you belong to another parish, contact your parish youth minister first to see if they have a group attending. If not, contact Caitlin Craig at St. Barbara.
Our History With NCYC
Energy. Enthusiasm. Vibrant Power of the Spirit.
Pilgrims from St. Barbara Parish first attended the National Catholic Youth Conference in December 2001. All these years later, we can proudly say, countless young people from our community have returned from this pilgrimage with a newfound perspective on their Catholic faith. They also find a new realization – we truly are all in this together.
Bishop Frank Caggiano says, “Ninety percent of the battle of faith is keeping our eyes fixed on what is most important.” There is an energy, enthusiasm and vibrant power of the Spirit at NCYC. Anyone who has ever made this pilgrimage will tell you it becomes a life changing encounter with Christ.
|NCYC 2001||Hope at the Crossroads||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|NCYC 2003||The River of Life||Atlanta, Georgia|
|NCYC 2005||Winds of Change||Houston, Texas|
|NCYC 2007||Discover the Way||Columbus, Ohio|
|NCYC 2009||Christ Reigns||Kansas City, Missouri|
|NCYC 2011||Called to Glory||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|NCYC 2013||Signed. Sealed. Delivered.||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|NCYC 2015||Here I Am Lord||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|NCYC 2017||Called||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|NCYC 2019||Blessed. Broken. Given.||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|NCYC 2021||Ablaze||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|NCYC 2022||Walking on Water||Long Beach, California|
|NCYC 2023||Fully Alive||Indianapolis, Indiana|