Vision for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

In a distinctly Catholic setting the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to:

  • Encounter Christ.
  • Experience church.
  • Be empowered for discipleship.
A Description of the NCYC

The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones.

The 2021 National Catholic Youth Conference is November 18-20, back in Indianapolis, with the theme Set Ablaze. Enciende El Fuego.

The second chapter of the book of Acts tells about the coming of the Holy Spirit. At NCYC 2021, we will call upon the Holy Spirit to descend upon our young Church and set them Ablaze for the Lord!

El segundo capítulo del libro de los Hechos de los Apóstoles nos habla de la venida del Espíritu Santo. En NCYC 2021 pediremos que el Espíritu Santo descienda sobre nuestra Iglesia joven y ¡encienda en ella el fuego del Señor!

What Happens During NCYC?

The program includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, Mass, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park which is a blend of traditional exhibit booths with interactive areas featuring service projects, games, recreation, live musical performances, arts, and sports.

Information for Youth Ministry Leaders

The Diocesan package cost will be approximately $600 for NCYC 2021. This is an increase from previous years, to accommodate less people per room in the hotel, for Covid protocols.  If conditions have changed by the Fall and we are able to make further adjustments, this final cost could go down.  The Diocesan package includes NCYC registration, 3 nights at the hotel (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, diocesan merchandise, and the NCYC Diocesan retreat day.  Transportation is not included in the diocesan package, and is the responsibility of each individual parish.

If you are planning on participating in NCYC this year, please complete the Parish Registration form here .  The link is also in the Parish Leader packet.  Please complete this by June 1st (sooner, if possible – registration for NCYC is limited to 10,000 this year, and spaces are filling quickly).  Checks for the initial deposit ($225.00 per person) should be made payable to the Diocese of Orlando and mailed to the Chancery (Diocese of Orlando, Secretariat for Laity, Family, and Life/NCYC, P.O. Box 1800 Orlando, FL 32802) before June 1st, if possible.  We will continue to add spaces to our Diocesan delegation through June, if space remains available for the conference.  The conference is close to selling out, so if you are thinking about bringing a group to NCYC, the sooner you can get your registration the better chance you will have of guaranteeing a space.

Again, if you are interested in joining us for NCYC 2021, please fill out your pre-registration today: Click HERE for Parish Registration Form and send your deposit to the Chancery office by June 1st.

Please note: if you are an Associate member of NFCYM, you may be receiving information from NFCYM about registering for NCYC.  Please don’t follow any of those links to register on your own – all registration will be done through the diocesan group so our package can include our hotel, meals, etc, so please make sure you register through the Diocese.

Please read the Parish Leadership Packet thoroughly and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We hope you will consider joining us for NCYC 2021!!

NCYC Forms 2021

Diocesan Forms

NFCYM Forms (Will be Linked Once Made Available by NFCYM in August/September)

  • Youth Code of Conduct
  • Youth Code of Conduct – SPANISH
  • Adult Code of Conduct
  • Youth Release Form
  • Youth Release Form – SPANISH
  • Adult Release Form
  • Adult Release Form – SPANISH

Contact Info

Carlos Bernard, Jr. at cbernard@orlandodiocese.org

Julianna Ortiz at jortiz@orlandodiocese.org