WHAT IS NCYC?The National Catholic Youth Conference is the largest single gathering of Catholic young people in the United States. At NCYC, youth experience joy, hope, and the enthusiasm of their Catholic faith like nowhere else. NCYC is held at the Indianapolis Conference Center with the evening festivities at the Lucas Oil Stadium. The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones. More than 23,000 young people and their chaperones attended 2013 NCYC in Indianapolis. The program includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, Mass, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park which is a blend of traditional exhibit booths with interactive
DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGEThe young church of the Diocese of Erie journeys as one heart to NCYC as pilgrims. It is our positive, powerful and joyful response to God’s invitation to know Him more fully. We leave our world behind and make the commitment to enter fully into the call to conversion to holiness so that we can return renewed and transformed so that we can better bring Jesus to others. This pilgrimage is open to all those teens in a high school grade in fall 2017. Click here to access the Leader Packet containing all the forms you need for the trip. Questions? Contact Jen Durney, firstname.lastname@example.org.