National Catholic Youth Conference

What is the National Catholic Youth Conference?

The National Catholic Youth Conference is the largest Catholic youth gathering in the U.S., with up to 25,000 people attending from all over the country. It is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones.


·      Christian Musicians

·      Nationally Recognized Speakers and Performers

·      Powerful Prayer

·      Huge festival village inside the Convention Center 

Youth Attendees:

·      They are high school age youth, majority are between 14 - 18 years old.

·      They are usually leaders in their local parishes, schools and/or Diocese.

·      Many are experiencing this type of gathering for the first time.

Youth and adult participants attend the NCYC because they want to:

·      Gather on a national level

·      Learn more about themselves and their relationship to the Catholic Church

·      Celebrate their Catholic Christian faith

·      Meet thousands of other Catholic youth

·      Share beliefs and experiences

Cost to attend is $800 - $900 per person.  Holy Cross does fundraising to cover the cost of this trip over the course of two years.  We hold a silent auction each year which brings in $15,000.00 per year.  

The only additional cost is baggage and meals while at the conference.

Please click here for sign up and auction forms