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.

Life Teen Events and Trainings

View the Life Teen webpage on the AMS website to learn about events, conferences, camps, and more for adult leaders, for high school youth, and for middle school youth too.

Youth Ministry Leaders Webinar

Join youth ministry leaders from military settings throughout the Archdiocese on Thursday, October 21st, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET. Contact Marlo Dowdy,, for connection details.

National Catholic Committee on Scouting

Scouting in the Catholic Church 2021

Scouting in the Catholic Churchplanned for 18-22 July 2022 at the Philmont Training Center near Cimarron, New Mexico.

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

Saint George Trek 2022

The Saint George Trek is being planned for 6-21 July 2022 

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.

NCYC 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana, November 18-20, 2021

Theme: Ablaze • Enciende El Fuego

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry will host the National Catholic Youth Conference this coming November. NCYC will be both a gathered and virtual event. The second chapter of the book of Acts tells about the coming of the Holy Spirit. At NCYC 2021, all will call upon the Holy Spirit to descend upon our young Church and set them Ablaze for the Lord! Ticket information is available on the NCYC website.  Tickets went on sale and hotel room blocks opened in May 2021. (Note that all of the on-site tickets for NCYC 2021 have been sold. Tickets for live-stream access are still available and remain a terrific way for military-connected youth and families around the world to connect in faith.)

World Meeting of Families 2022

On  June 22-26, 2022, the World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome, Italy, with the theme “Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness.”

World Youth Day 2023

August 1-6, 2023, Resources to plan ahead for WYD in Lisbon, Portugal

Theme: Mary arose and went with haste (Lk 1:39)

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.

Information and Registration

Nashville, TN

October 29, 2021 – 9:00am – 2:00pm


October 30, 2021 – 10:00am – 5:00pm