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NCYC Planning Timeline & Key Milestones

NFCYM is committed to hosting impactful National Catholic Youth Conferences (NCYC). We know this requires detailed information for planning and participation. Below is a synopsis of our planning timeline and key milestones to facilitate effective coordination by group leaders. 

NCYC Planning Timeline: 

  • Monday before Thanksgiving: The date and location of the next NCYC is announced and the registration, housing, and scholarship processes open. Our website (www.ncyc.us) will reflect the next conference theme, general schedule, and emcees.

    Emcee and theme information may be shared with participants at the conclusion of that calendar year’s conference before the website is updated.

  • On or about December 1: We will announce sponsorship opportunities. 

  • On or about February 15: General session speakers are announced. NFCYM reserves the right to share this information with Exchange participants. 
  • On or about May 15: We will begin to post breakout session topics and speakers. Session descriptions will be posted as they become available. 

  • On or about June 15: NFCYM begins accepting exhibitor applications from eligible members.  

  • On or about July 1: Non-members may apply for exhibit space. 

  • On or about September 15: The interactive exhibit hall service projects are announced. 
  • On or about October 1: Participant details must be entered into the registration system. NFCYM emails liability waivers to parents and adult participants.  

  • On or about October 15: Rooming lists due to hotels. NFCYM launches the official NCYC app with a detailed conference schedule, speaker biographies, and exhibit floor map. 

  • On or before November 1: All liability forms must be submitted. 

A dedicated team of members, contractors, vendors, and staff manages NCYC. Together, we strive to provide group leaders with sufficient planning time and keep our members informed and engaged throughout the process. NFCYM staff commits to transparent communication via the www.ncyc.us website regarding any delays affecting the outlined milestones. 

We appreciate your dedication to the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) and NCYC. Your feedback and involvement are key to our success. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. 

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2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker. 

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

ABOUT NFCYM

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker.