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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.

St. Barbara will be attending and is inviting other parishes to join us. Teens must register with their home parish first. Parish leaders will register with St. Barbara.


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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?
The conference is open to all 8th through 11th graders in the 2022-2023 school year. 

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?
Registration for the St. Barbara group will open in December 2022.

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