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Bishops

At NCYC, bishops…

Dialogue with Youth
Celebrate the Sacraments
Model the Faith

Since 1983 NCYC has continually served as an impactful anchor point in the faith journey of the young Church and continues to be a reminder that there is a thriving national community of young Catholics.

NCYC is a great way for bishops to engage and interact with the young church. It is an opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist, confer the sacrament of Reconciliation, and to witness for young people the joy in your vocation to the priesthood.

NCYC has a capacity of 10,000 this year and we are excited to share young people’s stories, ask questions, receive blessings, and enjoy your presence as they witness Jesus Christ.

For more information, please email Darius Villalobos at [email protected].

My brother bishops, I encourage you once again to join me, to share this event with your diocesan youth director, pastors, and youth ministers, and to support your own diocesan youth delegation for NCYC. NCYC models the call to accompany young people on their path to discipleship and their lifelong journey towards holiness as “the now of God,” to quote Pope Francis.

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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. 

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.

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.