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.

Catholic Youth Ministry Training Convention – Life Teen

Scottsdale, Arizona – June 9-12, 2019

As a collaborative member of NFCYM, Life Teen believes in practical, comprehensive youth ministry training. The Convention features 50+ breakout sessions to help you cover all the bases of youth ministry. Whether it’s utilizing the latest technology at your parish, improving your small group skills, or making the most of your budget, their breakout sessions are designed to help youth ministry leaders and core team members lead teens closer to Christ in whatever setting your ministry takes place. Discover comprehensive training along with community and spiritual renewal.

Steubenville Summer Youth Conferences 2019

Theme: Belong

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” -1 John 3:1

There will be 24 locations for Steubenville Youth Conferences throughout North America this June and July.

Locations, Information and Registration

National Catholic Youth Choir

Collegeville, Minnesota – July 6-14, 2019 – CALLING ALL YOUNG SINGERS ACROSS THE NATION! Join National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) for a celebration of beautiful music! NCYC is taking auditions and applications for the 2019 Choir Camp and Tour. Learn more about NCYC and apply at Open to Catholic singers in 8th – 12th grade. Know a talented singer? Refer them to

Scouting in the Catholic Church 2019

Scouting in the Catholic Church – Philmont Training Center near Cimarron, New Mexico – July 16-22, 2019

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

Saint George Trek – July 3-18, 2019, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting high adventure Catholic leadership program.

24th World Scout Jamboree

West Virginia, USA, July 22 – August 2, 2019

The World Scout Jamboree is above all an educational event that brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills.

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.

Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!

Life Teen Launch – Six Flags Saint Louis

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Saint Louis, MO – Middle School

Information and Registration

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

Inspiration Los Angeles, Six Flags Magic Mountain

Saturday, November 2, 2019, Valencia, CA – High School

Information and Registration

Inspiration San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Saturday, November 16, 2019, San Antonio, TX – High School

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