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National Catholic Youth Conference
IN A DISTINCTLY CATHOLIC SETTING, THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE INVITES PARTICIPANTS TO ENCOUNTER CHRIST, EXPERIENCE CHURCH, AND BE EMPOWERED FOR DISCIPLESHIP.
Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones–youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders–come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith. In addition to opportunities to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist and penance. NCYC participants attend general and breakout sessions on topics relevant to living as a disciple of Christ in today’s world, visit with organizations that provide resources and other support to youth and youth ministry, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and engage in service to others.
The charism of YOUTH 2000 is to lead young people to a personal encounter and ever-deepening union of the heart and mind with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ. Side by side with other young Catholics, young men and women grow in excitement about their faith and develop in reverence through prayer and instruction before the Blessed Sacrament. It will be held on October 11-13, 2019 at Covington Catholic High school.
Modeled on World Youth Days, these Eucharist-centered retreats respond to the call of Saint Pope John Paul II to prepare young people to live and proclaim the Gospel of Our Lord — a call echoed by Popes Benedict XVI and Francis. Since 1992, at YOUTH 2000 prayer festivals across the country Catholic youth have been answering their challenge to become leaders and world-changers who are not ashamed of the Gospel
Diocesan Youth Commission Evangelization Team (YCET) consists of high school age youth who are committed to serving Jesus Christ through a life of prayer and service and by proclaiming His gospel to fellow students. YCET members also officially represent the youth of the diocese. They maintain communication with the Bishop and diocesan officials. They are the “voice of youth” on Diocesan Commissions and Boards.