In a distinctly Catholic setting,
the National Catholic Youth Conference
invites participants

to encounter Christ, experience church,
and be empowered for discipleship.

Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders—come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith. In addition to opportunities to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist and penance, NCYC participants attend general and breakout sessions on topics relevant to living as a disciple of Christ in today's world, visit with organizations that provide resources and other support to youth and youth ministry, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and engage in service to others.

A Call for Volunteers

Are you able to take a volunteer role during the conference? NFCYM and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis welcome help from adults attending as part of a delegation as well as those interested in coming only as a volunteer. All volunteers must be compliant with a diocesan safe environment policy, including training on abuse and neglect and a criminal background check. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis offers Safe and Sacred, their abuse prevention education program and background check authorization that is available online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in English and Spanish.

A Call for Clergy

Priests are needed to hear confessions and are welcome to concelebrate Masses. Interested clergy shouldsign up for a shift by clicking on the button below. They also must submit a letter of suitability in advance. Letters should be sent to Clergy, Reconciliation, and Seminarian Committee via email to or via US Postal Service to Clergy at NCYC, Attn: Andy Miller, P.O. Box 1410, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1410.