November 18-20, 2021

In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) invites participants to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship.

Come to Indianapolis for 2021 NCYC to be set Ablaze • Enciende el Fuego

NCYC Teen Testimonies

More In-Person Tickets Now Available!

Our new capacity is now 12,000 in-person participants.

Number of In-Person Tickets Sold
1,400 Still Available

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2021 Theme: Ablaze • Enciende el Fuego

The second chapter of the book of Acts tells about the coming of the Holy Spirit. At NCYC 2021, we will call upon the Holy Spirit to descend upon our young Church and set them Ablaze for the Lord!

El segundo capítulo del libro de los Hechos de los Apóstoles nos habla de la venida del Espíritu Santo. En NCYC 2021 pediremos que el Espíritu Santo descienda sobre nuestra Iglesia joven y ¡encienda en ella el fuego del Señor!

2021 NCYC Emcees


Sr. Miriam James Heidland is a former Division I athlete who had a radical conversion and joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. She holds a master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks extensively on the topics of conversion, authentic love, forgiveness, healing (and sports!). She is the author of the book Loved As I Am, hosts a podcast titled Abiding Together, and tweets @onegroovynun


Brian Greenfield was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He came to know Christ while studying at Seton Hall University. Following a year as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, he became a speaker with Hard as Nails Ministries and a campus minister. He now lives in Florida with his wife, Genevieve, and three children: Mieko, Michael, and Grace.

Planning in a Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news. We at the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) continue to pray for all those affected by this virus and for the development and deployment of improved treatment and prevention protocols and the availability of vaccines to prevent illness.
Despite the period of uncertainty in which we currently find ourselves, NFCYM continues to move forward in a spirit of hope and optimism with plans for an in-person National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) November 18-20, 2021, in Indianapolis. We are working to develop virus mitigation and response plans specifically for NCYC. Only with plan approval from local officials will NFCYM open the doors to the 2021 NCYC.
If you have previously participated in NCYC, 2021 will look and operate differently to help protect participants to the degree possible from infection. We are developing COVID-19 Safety Guidelines that will be updated periodically based on guidance from state and local authorities as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Areas that we are exploring include, but are not limited to:
  • Required Masks & Social Distancing
  • Limited Session Capacity & Participant Groupings
  • Designated Areas for Food & Beverage Consumption
  • Sanitizing Stations & Periodic Cleaning of Frequently Touched Surfaces
  • No Facility Access for Those Experiencing Symptoms of COVID-19
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