Youth Ministry Gatherings

Join Catholic youth and youth ministry leaders at events to pray together, network, and to encourage young people to share their gifts within your community.

Scouting in the Catholic Church 2020

Scouting in the Catholic Church – Philmont Training Center near Cimarron, New Mexico – July 2020

Learn how Scouting can be an integral part of Catholic youth ministry.

Saint George Trek 2020

8-23 July 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Saint George Trek is The National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s® high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program brings Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of backpacking in the context of a vocation retreat. Only two applicants per diocese are permitted. View the link above for more information and an application.

Holy Fire – Middle School

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry collaborates with dioceses around the country to offer a one-day gathering for Middle School youth and their adult leaders.

Upcoming Holy Fire Events

Holy Fire Great Lakes 2019: Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Location: Stroh Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Holy Fire Chicago 2019: October 18 or October 19, 2019 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM CT
Location: Credit Union One Arena (formerly UIC Pavilion), Chicago, IL

Holy Fire Nashville 2019: October 26, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Location: The Diocese of Nashville Catholic Pastoral Center, Nashville, TN

Holy Fire South Texas: Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT
Location: The Mission Event Center, Mission, TX

Holy Fire New York 2020 (Pending): Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET
Location: Carnesecca Arena, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Information and Registration

National Catholic Youth Conference 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana – November 21-23, 2019

In a distinctly Catholic setting,
the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants
encounter Christ, experience church,
and be
empowered for discipleship.

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, is a member diocese of the NFCYM. Groups from U.S. military installations may register under the discounted Member Diocese rates. In addition, groups from the military have two options. First, a military-connected group on a U.S. military installation may coordinate their own trip with a designated Chapel Adult Coordinator (approved by the AMS-endorsed Priest) to serve as the Delegation Leader. This POC must read the Delegation Leader Handbook and abide by all of the protocols and deadlines within. An alternative is to reach out to the local U.S. diocese where your installation is located to inquire if they are organizing a trip to NCYC and if there might be room for your group to join. Inquiries regarding these options may be directed to Mark Moitoza, Vice Chancellor for Evangelization, 202.719.3648.

NCYC 2019 Promo