2023 NCYC

2023 NCYC

November 16-18, 2023

The NRVC is back promoting vocations at NCYC!

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, and service, sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). Over 10,000 high school teens, parents, and youth ministers from across the country will gather November 16-18, 2023, around the theme Fully Alive. NCYC takes place at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. All participating adults must adhere to a code of conduct and complete and be current in either their home diocese’s Safe Environment program, Praesidium, or the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ program. There are no exceptions.

How can we participate?

In collaboration with NFCYM, the NRVC invites you to be part of this celebration of Catholic faith and to promote vocations to religious life. There are three ways to participate in NCYC:

  1. Volunteer to attend as an adult chaperone with high schools, parishes, and dioceses. Typically, NCYC registration is $310 per person, however the group you attend with may have additional fees for meals, travel and accommodations.
  2. Register for an information exhibit booth in the interactive exhibit hall (IEH) to promote your religious congregation. Registration is $800 for a 10 x 10 space and includes 4 exhibit credentials. Travel, meals, parking, and accommodations are not included, you must make these reservations on your own. NFCYM suggests that all exhibitors carry a minimum of $500,000 in liability insurance coverage. More information about exhibits can be found here.
  3. Participate as a volunteer with the NRVC in the t-shirt swap area at 6A in the IEH. This year, we are building upon the success of the Maryknolls who initiated this interactive area in 2022. NRVC members are needed to volunteer to help create a welcoming space that sparks conversation about sweatshops, overconsumption, accumulation, the vow of poverty, and vocation discernment. Bring along new/gently used t-shirts with inspiring quotes, community logos, etc. for teens to take home by swapping out one that they brought. Because volunteers do not pay a registration fee, you must volunteer for at least two shifts daily.

We will also have a space reserved for NRVC in the IEH for NRVC members to talk about a variety of teen issues they are facing in their faith, schools, and neighborhoods. This is not spiritual direction; it is friendly conversation that teens and their chaperones can engage in meaningful conversation with vocation ministers.

You may register as an individual or register with members of your religious institute; there is no minimum or maximum volunteers you can register, but everyone must have proof of current Safe Environment training. Travel, meals, parking, and accommodations are not included, you must make these reservations on your own. Because volunteer registration is not yet open, please email debbiesscm@nrvc.net the names and email addresses of those who want to volunteer so you can be contacted with additional instructions about volunteer registration to signify you are an NRVC volunteer.

For more information

For all NRVC members participating in NCYC, please email debbiesscm@nrvc.net names of participants, emails and the website of your religious institute. All NRVC members will receive a ribbon for their name tags on site and listed on this website page. 

NRVC Member Institutes participating in NCYC

For more information, email debbiesscm@nrvc.net

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