The 2009 National Catholic Youth Conference
November 19-21, 2009
Christ Reigns—NCYC 2009 In Review
The National Catholic Youth Conference, the largest single gathering of Catholic young people in the United States, left Kansas City reverberating with joy, hope, and the enthusiasm!
NCYC 2009 will be remembered for several important reasons: the almost 21,000 participants who attended despite the economic downturn, the incredible technology that allowed for split general sessions, My Catholic Voice providing live streaming of the general sessions around the world, and the remarkable generosity of our young people. What a spirited and spirit-filled experience of church!
- Download the General Sessions, Workshops, and selected Music from NCYC
- View Best of NCYC Video NCYC
- Youth Reporters Get the Scoop
- Download the NCYC 2009 'Fun Facts' page
‘Show up, Step up, Step out’ T-Shirts
Back by Popular Demand
Available for Ordering
The Show Up, Step Up, and Step Out t-shirts highlighted at NCYC will be available for special order until December 18, 2009. Cost per t-shirt is $10.00 plus shipping.Please Note – the NFCYM must receive a minimum of 100 shirts ordered before requesting a second printing. Shirts can be ordered at the NFCYM Online Store, under the featured products section.
Together, We Did It—Thank You!
During NCYC a very generous couple pledged a challenge donation if the participants heeded the “Put Aside Five” campaign through the Catholic Youth Foundation USA. The campaign was for the offertory collection at the closing Mass and the money goes towards scholarships for future conferences and support for youth ministry initiatives across the country.
If the NCYC participants donated $100,000 the benefactors would match their generosity. When the match donation was announced, the NCYC participants stood in an ovation, expressing their gratitude for the donors and signaling their acceptance of the challenge. Our young people donated an astounding $126,520, about 44 percent higher than any previous NCYC collection! (Read the Press Release. 15 KB)
Their heart-warming generosity was also an incredible example of stewardship—the NCYC participants were challenged to “pay it forward,” sharing their resources with those who will come after them. The young Catholic Church is a wonderful and hopeful sign that, indeed, “Christ Reigns.”
Miss the Collection Bucket?
There is still time to give to the NCYC Collection Online. While the Foundation gave over $60,000 in aid for youth to attend NCYC this year, this amount in no way matched the requests received. We simply ask for your support of this wonderful event and for the ongoing work of Catholic youth ministry in the United States. Securely Donate Online today.
More about NCYC . . .
- Prayer, adoration, and song list
- Workshops for youth ministry leaders
- Thematic Park, College Corner, Exhibits, and Social aspects of NCYC
- NCYC is for parents too!
- Bishop and priest participation
- Schedule, workshops, NCYC program, and song list
- About the NFCYM
Media and Press Information
- Download or Read the post NCYC Press Release. 15 KB
- NCYC Background Information 199 KB
- Vist the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph website for information on media credentials and press passes.
NCYC Virtual Pilgrimage
MyCatholicVoice Virtual Pilgrimage for 2009 NCYC
View or Download the NCYC General Sessions and Workshops while extending the energy and spirit of 2009 NCYC beyond the physical event. The Virtual Pilgrimage provides multimedia content and interactive ways which enable youth, ministers, and parents to deepen and sustain the 2009 NCYC experience.
NCYC on Facebook
Now available—the 2011 NCYC Facebook Page!