Calling All to NCYC
Webinar Series

Last Call for NCYC!

Original Air Date: October 26, 2017



Join a panel of NFCYM Staff and NCYC leaders on a final "talk through" of all things NCYC as we walk through the schedule, the Thematic Village, speakers, performers and special areas that will be featured at the 2017 NCYC in Indianapolis.


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Called to a Pilgrimage of Faith

Original Air Date: August 30, 2017


  • Kevin Feyen - Archdiocese of Dubuque
  • Don Smith - Diocese of Rochester

The National Catholic Youth Conference should be more than just a fun weekend, it should become a Mountaintop Moment in the faith journey of young people and the adults who accompany them. Achieving this goal requires leaders to intentionally formulate their preparations and plans into an experience of pilgrimage and to see their attendees as pilgrims on a journey of faith. Join other leaders from around the country as we discover some of the strategies and resources that have been helpful in re-thinking NCYC as a pilgrimage of faith designed to lead pilgrims to and from this Mountaintop Moment.

Pilgrimage Resources and Downloads

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Meet Our NCYC Keynoters: Stories of Call and Response

Presenters: Chris Stefanick, Sr. Miriam Heidland, Fr. Joe Espaillat, Emily Wilson, Roy Petitfils, and Brian Greenfield.
Original Air Date: June 8, 2017


The 2017 NCYC mainstage keynoters and emcees share a glimpse into their own lives as they give witness to hearing the voice of God as a young person and the impact it has had upon each of them. Listen to stories from Chris Stefanick, Sr. Miriam Heidland, Fr. Joe Espaillat, Emily Wilson, Roy Petitfils and Brian Greenfield. Moderated by Michael Theisen.

Calling All Parents to ncyc

Presenter: A Panel of Parents and Parish Leaders
Original Air Date: May 24, 2017


A number of delegation leaders already know about NCYC's "best kept secret"... engaging parents. Perhaps the most overlooked potential NCYC attendee, parents can serve as a rich source of support, formation, and faith growth to the entire pilgrimage process. This webinar will examine how and why we should be recruiting parents to attend, what they can expect during NCYC, and how we can follow up with them afterwards as we partner more intentionally to bring home the faith and grow the domestic church.

It's Not Too Late to Organize an NCYC Group - An Open Call to New and Not Sure Group Leaders

Presenters: Katherine Angulo, Archdiocese of Atlanta, Evan Psencik, Diocese of Bridgeport, and Trina Stupec, Progress in Planning and NFCYM Staff
Original Air Date: May 4, 2017

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Is this your first time preparing a group for NCYC? Wondering where and how to get things started? Feeling like it's too late to pull this together for November, 2017? Or perhaps you are just curious about what the National Catholic Youth Conference is all about and wonder why nearly 25,000 youth, young adults, parents, and adult leaders make this event a primary pilgrimage of faith every two years? Then this webinar is being presented just for you. Join a panel of new and nearly new leaders who were in your shoes not too long ago as they share their trials and triumphs, warning flags and wisdom moments in preparing, forming, promoting, and pilgrim-ing to Indianapolis for NCYC. 


Called to NCYC 2017: What’s New, What’s Not, and What's Next?

Presenter:  Maureen Gross, Director of Meetings and Events, NFCYM, and
Michael Theisen, Director of Ministry Formation, NFCYM
Original Air Date: April 20, 2017

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Calling all delegation and group leaders to sign on for this critical overview of NCYC 2017 as we explore the new offerings and tracks, learn about our featured speakers and performers, sneak a peak into the Thematic Park and catch a glimpse of other pilgrimage highlights that await the nearly 25,000 youth, young adults, parents and adult leaders planning to join together November 16-19 in Indianapolis. 


Planning Tips and Tricks for a Meaningful NCYC Pilgrimage

Presenter: Kevin Feyen, Director of Adolescent Faith Formation, Archdiocese of Dubuque
Original Air Date: March 28, 2017

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Since 2009, the Archdiocese of Dubuque has seen it's NCYC delegation grow 300% to a total group size of 1,800 teens and adults. Throughout this growth spurt, Kevin Feyen, Director of Adolescent Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Dubuque has developed strategies to streamline his work and empower others. During this webinar, Kevin will share some of the resources and programming ideas that he has successfully used to support a pilgrimage of this size. Specifically, we will review strategies for working with hotels, making room assignments, empowering a team, preparing parish/school leaders, engaging chaperones, youth preparation and follow-up, and ensuring accurate communication and registration.