Participants

NCYC is intended for Catholic teenagers in high school, accompanied by chaperones, to experience and encounter Christ.

NCYC IS...

A nation wide gathering of:
  • Catholic Teens 
    (High School Age)
  • Youth Ministry Leaders
  • Bishops, Priests, Deacons, 
    & Religious
  • Parents, Chaperones, and 
    More
3-Day experience for young people to:
  • ENCOUNTER Christ
  • EXPERIENCE Church
  • Be EMPOWERED for 
    Discipleship
An opportunity for youth to participate in:
  • Prayer & Sacraments
  • Catechesis & Discernment
  • Service & Recreation
  • Liturgy with thousands of 
    Catholic peers
 
A formative and life changing experience led by:
  • National Speakers & 
    Performers
  • Catholic Organizations, 
    Ministries, Orders, & 
    Universities
  • Faithful Volunteers

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND NCYC?

PURCHASING TICKETS

Youth may NOT purchase their own ticket. Any adult over the age of 21 may purchase tickets. Purchasers will need to attest to their age when purchasing tickets through the online system.

To learn more about ticket purchasing, click here.

On this Page

NCYC 2022 Recap

Look back at the best moments of NCYC 2022: Walking on Water in Long Beach, California.

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.