Virtual NCYC

Bring NCYC Back Home!

Two Options:
- Purchase Just the General Sessions (Streaming)
- General Sessions + Workshops + Ten Bonus Workshops (Full Virtual)   

Both options provide access to content through January 21, 2022.

Option 1: Streaming Only

A Glimpse Into The NCYC Experience

Get a general sense of NCYC with Livestream the 5 General Sessions and gain access to the recordings through January 21, 2022.

COST: $25 Per Streaming Only Ticket

Option 2: Full Virtual

A NEW WAY to Experience NCYC Without Traveling to Indianapolis 

Diocesan directors, youth ministers, or parents can create their own NCYC. Just about everything you need is included in this virtual experience package, simply find the time and place to gather local youth!

The Virtual Participation Ticket includes: 

Digital toolkit with everything needed to help you plan your local event:

  • 5 LIVE General Sessions & Pre/Post Shows
    (Livestream recorded for later viewing)
  • 5 Breakout Sessions from In-Person Event
    (20 min virtual version)


Exclusive (VIRTUAL-ONLY) Content:

  • 10 On-Demand  Breakout Sessions
    (Two presented in Spanish)
  • LIVE Q&A Sessions with Speakers
    (Recorded for later viewing)
  • LIVE Youth Panel Discussions
    (Recorded for later viewing)
  • Reflection Questions for All Sessions
    (Individual or group processing)
  • Prayer and Music Resources 
  • Service Project Ideas

Digital toolkit with everything needed to help you plan your local event:

  • Suggested Schedule(s) of Events
  • Prayer and Music Resources
  • Pastoral Guides to Prepare for Youth Reactions to Session Topics
  • How-To Guides/Videos to Mimic Prayer, Reflection, and Service Activities from the NCYC Village

Cost: NEW Reduced Pricing

Group Size
Member Pricing
Non-Member Pricing
1 – 99
$60 per person
$70 per person
100 – 249
$50 per person
$60 per person
250+
$40 per person
$50 per person

Prior “Swag Bag” items no longer included with virtual participation tickets.

Purchase Streaming Only and Virtual Participation Tickets

NFCYM Members: You must be logged into your member account in order to see the option to purchase tickets at the member rate.

Virtual Sessions and Speakers

All virtual content is led by: 

Virtual Emcees

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic from Miami, Florida. She studied theology and psychology from Franciscan University, and received her master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. Mari has worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher and is a presenter for Ascension presents, YOU, and Connected–Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation. She has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him. MariPablo.com

Fr. Roger Lopez

Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM is currently serving on faculty and as the Director of Community Outreach at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH. He received his Masters in Divinity and M.A. in Biblical Studies from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. He also serves as the chaplain advisor to the Marketing and Public Relationship committee with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Fr. Roger enjoys spending time in the outdoors camping, watching movies, reading, and eating Chic-fil-A.

In addition to the main-stage general sessions and a virtual version of the in-person breakout session (click here to view details), the virtual audience has exclusive access to the following on-demand sessions:

Listening to Scripture with the Ear of our Heart

God feeds us at two tables: the table of His Word and at the table of the Eucharist. In this presentation on Sacred Scripture, Father Simon will explore how we can better consume the living Word of God and listen to God’s promptings with the ear of our heart so as to prepare to receive our Lord at the altar.

Fr. Simon Herrmann, OSB

Father Simon Herrmann, O.S.B. is a solemnly professed Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He is Director of Young Adult Engagement at the monastery and he serves as associate formator for the novices and junior monks. For fun, he enjoys ultimate frisbee, disc golf, running, reading, playing chess, and community building via Xbox.

Tell Your Story

There’s a reason why you live in 2021 and not 500 years ago. Or 1,000 years ago. God knew He wanted to create you for such a time as this and you have a unique story to tell that only you have lived. In this workshop, you’ll understand the necessity in telling your story, or personal testimony to what God has done in your life, as well as practicals on how to actually do that. There are people in your life waiting and needing to hear you tell your story.

Ali Hoffman

Ali Hoffman loves Jesus, her family, her friends, donuts, dancing, tiny hands, and Pilot G-2 .38 pens. In that order. You can find her artwork on instagram at TheOodlesOfDoodles or her website alihoffman.co

Black Catholics, the American Church, & the Desires of Jesus

Join Father Joshua Johnson & Sister Josephine Garrett for a dialogue on the history of our Church in America, the experience of Black Catholics, and your role as a disciple of Jesus to participate in working to help fulfill the desires of Jesus that all may be one.

Fr. Josh Johnson

Fr. Josh Johnson is the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. One day, in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, he fell in love with Jesus and perceived the call to become a priest. He is a nationally recognized speaker a regularly presenter with Ascension Press, author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, Pocket Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a contributing author of Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood. You can keep in touch with Fr. Josh through his weekly podcast, “Ask Fr. Josh.”

Sr. Josephine Garrett

Sister Josephine Garrett is a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She is grateful for her family who introduced her to God early in life in the Baptist church, grateful for her call to the Catholic Church and later the call to serve the family of God as a Catholic Sister. Her favorite thing is community life with her Sisters, because she firmly believes they are preparing her for heaven with their love and care. Before becoming a Sister, she worked as a Vice President for a bank, and now serves in vocation ministry and also as an intern therapist for children and teens in Tyler, TX. Sister also speaks at youth and young adult retreats locally and nationally, loves the youth of the Catholic Church, and is passionate about giving witness to God's love and fidelity in her own journey of faith.

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

Who am I? Why am I here? Why are we male and female? How can I be happy? Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body sheds light on the greatest questions we have in life. In this talk, I will share with you the basics of Theology of the Body that will give you clarity and hope in a world that is so confused about the meaning of the body. I will share with you how this teaching has radically changed the course of my life and how it can change yours.

Brendan McCauley

Brendan McCauley is the Director of Formation and Men’s Ministry at St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center at Washington State University. He holds a Masters in Theological Studies for Marriage and Family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington D.C. Brendan is currently pursuing Certification from the Theology of the Body Institute and is developing a Theology of the Body speaking ministry.

Living Laudato: Catholic Scouting

This workshop is intended for all young people and Catholic leaders interested in caring for our common home – Earth. Care for creation cannot happen without an examination of our entire culture, especially consumerism and waste, which surrounds us. In this workshop, Father Roger Lopez, OFM, examines how our worship of technology clouds our vision, causing us to lose connection with God’s creation and how we are called to act to protect the earth. The workshop includes examples of how Catholic Scouting activities reinforce care for our common home and how these activities can be embraced by all young people, even if they aren’t involved in Scouting.

Fr. Roger Lopez

Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM is currently serving on faculty and as the Director of Community Outreach at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH. He also serves as the chaplain advisor to the Marketing and Public Relationship committee with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Fr. Roger enjoys spending time in the outdoors camping, watching movies, reading, and eating Chic-fil-A.

Do I Really Belong Here?

Most teenagers are a walking bundle of questions—about life, faith, and themselves. One of the biggest questions is “Where do I fit?” If you’ve ever wondered if you really belong, this workshop is for you! You might be surprised by where we find an answer. 

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is a researcher, speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor who has written over a dozen books including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, Sticky Faith, and Can I Ask That?

Be Perfect As God Is Perfect. Yeah Right!

What does ‘be holy’ mean and is ‘being holy’ even possible, especially for today’s teenagers?

Angele Baczmaga

Angele Baczmaga is a native of New Orleans and grew up in Philadelphia. She went to college at Clemson University in hopes of being a teacher. After a year in the classroom, she felt a call to youth ministry and joined the Diocese of Charleston’s Diocesan Missionary Team. She is now the director of youth ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood, TN.

Ablaze! Come, Holy Spirit!

Ablaze, Come Holy Spirit! Oh wait. You’re already here! Life is difficult. Embrace and accept that. Now let’s grow. It’s one thing to know about Jesus. It’s another thing to know Jesus; be in relationship with Jesus, and walk, run, fall, rise, hope, cry, grieve and rejoice in the Holy Spirit; the one who Jesus sent and still sends. Jesus is the compassion of God and has sent us the Holy Spirit, to remain with us, guide, heal and transform us. Now let’s grow. Faith that’s ablaze is a faith that’s alive

Jesse Manibusan

Jesse Manibusan is a Joy and Compassion Cultivator, singer, songwriter, storyteller, and struggling disciple of Jesus, in the mission and service of the Church. Jesse has a Masters in Multicultural Ministries from the Franciscan School of Theology, and is a long time music minister, youth worker, and presenter of parish missions, music workshops, and retreats through the United States, Canada, and beyond. Jesse’s music is published by OCP-Oregon Catholic Press.

Corazones encendidos: protagonistas de la misión

Hearts ablaze: protagonists of mission

¡Ya sé quien es Cristo! ¿Y ahora que? Ahora sigue la misión. El Papa Francisco nos dice que somos discípulos misioneros. Descubramos juntos tres maneras prácticas en que podemos ser protagonistas de la misión.

I already know who Christ is! Now what? Now we do mission! Pope Francis tells us that we are missionary disciples. Let’s discover together three practical ways in which we can be protagonists of God’s mission.

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles available.

Brenda Noriega

Brenda Noriega es una joven comprometida al acompañamiento y la evangelización de jóvenes. Obtuvo una maestría en ministerios pastorales de la Universidad de Santa Clara. Brenda colabora en múltiples comités nacionales e internacionales incluyendo el Organismo Consultivo Internacional de la Juventud para el Dicasterio de los Laicos y la Vida Familiar en Roma. Ella es actualmente una estudiante del programa de doctorado en Teología y Educación en la Escuela de Teología y Ministerio en Boston College.

Brenda Noriega is a young minister committed to the accompaniment and evangelization of young people. She has been serving God’s people and influencing her community from an early age at the parish, diocesan, regional and national level. Brenda is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Theology and Education at the School of Theology and Ministry in Boston College.

La Realidad del Racismo para los Jóvenes Latinos en Estados Unidos - y una Respuesta

The Reality of Racism for Latino Youth in the United States - and a Response

Durante este seminario escucharemos lo que una joven latina tiene que decir sobre el racismo particularmente en los Estados Unidos. Lesly ofrece una manera de cómo los jóvenes latinos pueden entrar en esta conversación, ya que ser latino o hispano es una etnicidad que abarca a más de una raza. Con las enseñanzas de nuestro Señor y las enseñanzas eclesiásticas Católicas, encontremos una respuesta juntos para enfrentar este pecado. 

Hear what a young Latina has to say about racism, particularly in the United States. Lesly offers a way for young Latinos to enter into this conversation, given that being Latino or Hispanic is an ethnicity that encompasses more than one race. With the teachings of our Lord and Catholic ecclesial teachings, we will find a response together to confront this sin.

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles available.

Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan

Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan es una estudiante de primer año que persigue una Maestría de Divinidad en la Escuela de Teología y Seminario de Saint Johns, en Collegeville, MN. Lesly ha tenido una pasión por la pastoral juvenil y justicia social desde su adolescencia y ha trabajado en varios niveles de ministerio desde parroquial, diocesesano, universitario y nacional. Actualmente trabaja como pasante para NFCYM y es catequista para jóvenes de confirmación en su parroquia. Ella vive en Saint Paul, MN, le encanta pasar tu tiempo libre viendo películas con su familia, tejiendo y en la iglesia con los jóvenes de su parroquia.

Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan is a first-year student pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, MN. Lesly has had a passion for pastoral juvenil and social justice since her adolescence and has worked at various levels of ministry from parochial, diocesan, university and national level. Currently she works as an intern for NFCYM and teaches catechism for the confirmation youth at her parish. She lives in Saint Paul, MN and loves to spend her free time watching movies with her family, knitting and at church with the youth from her parish.

Schedule of Events*

The following is an outline of the projected schedule to help with planning. All LIVE events will be recorded and posted on the virtual platform after airing, so you can build your own schedule to accommodate your local time zone. If Nov. 18-20 doesn’t work, you could choose to host your local NCYC a different weekend or over several weeks…whatever works best for you and your youth!
*Times are subject to change. A final schedule will be shared in the leader packet.

Thursday, November 18

Time
Event
Location
6-6:30 pm ET | 3-3:30 pm PT
Gathering Options Available
Local Option
6:30-7 pm ET | 3:30-4 pm PT
LIVE Online Welcome Event
Virtual Studio
7-8 pm ET | 4-5 pm PT
Entertainment Featuring Lecrae
Main Stage (Streaming Option)
8-9:30 pm ET | 5-6:30 pm PT
LIVE Opening Session Featuring Chika Anyanwu
and hosts Sr. Miriam Heidland and Brian Greenfield**
Main Stage (Streaming Option)
9:30-10 pm ET | 6:30-7 pm PT
Opening Session Recap/Processing
Virtual Studio & Local

**Included in Streaming Only option

Friday, November 19

Time
Event
Location
8-8:30 am ET | 5-5:30 am PT
Gathering Options Available
Local Option
8:30-9 am ET | 5:30-6 am PT
LIVE General Session Pre-Show
Virtual Studio
9-10:30 am ET | 6-7:30 am PT
LIVE Prayer and General Session
Featuring Noelle Garcia**
Main Stage (Streaming Option)
10:30-11:30 am ET | 7:30-8:30 am PT
General Session Recap/Processing
Virtual Studio & Local
11:30am – 7:30 pm ET |
8:30am – 4:30 pm PT
Design Your Local NCYC:
– Virtual & On-Demand Breakout Sessions
– Prayer Experiences
– Activity Experiences
Local Option
11:30-12 pm ET | 8:30-9 am PT
LIVE Speaker Q&A | Panel Session
Local Option
2-2:30 pm ET | 11-11:30 am PT
LIVE Speaker Q&A | Panel Session
Local Option
5-5:30 pm ET | 2-2:30 pm PT
LIVE Speaker Q&A | Panel Session
Local Option
7:30-8 pm ET | 4:30-5 pm PT
LIVE General Session Pre-Show
Virtual Studio
8-10 pm ET | 5-7 pm PT
LIVE Prayer and General Session Featuring
Eucharistic Adoration with Fr. Leo Patalinghug,
Sr. Miriam Heidland, and Brian Greenfield**
Main Stage (Streaming Option)
10-10:30 pm ET | 7-7:30 pm PT
General Session Recap/Processing
Virtual Studio & Local

**Included in Streaming Only option

Saturday, November 20

Time
Event
Location
8-8:30 am ET | 5-5:30 am PT
Gathering Options Available
Local Option
8:30-9 am ET | 5:30-6 am PT
LIVE General Session Pre-Show
Virtual Studio
9-10:45 am ET | 6-7:45 am PT
LIVE Prayer and General Session
Featuring Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller**
Main Stage (Streaming Option)
10:45-11:30 am ET | 7:45-8:30 am PT
General Session Recap/Processing
Virtual Studio & Local
11:30am – 7:30 pm ET |
8:30am – 4:30 pm PT
Design Your Local NCYC:
– Virtual & On-Demand Breakout Sessions
– Prayer Experiences
– Activity Experiences
Local Option
11:30-12 pm ET | 8:30-9 am PT
LIVE Speaker Q&A | Panel Session
Local Option
2-2:30 pm ET | 11-11:30 am PT
LIVE Speaker Q&A | Panel Session
Local Option
5-5:30 pm ET | 2-2:30 pm PT
LIVE Speaker Q&A | Panel Session
Local Option
6:30-7 pm ET | 4:30-5 pm PT
LIVE Pre-Show
Virtual Studio
7-8 pm ET | 4:30-5 pm PT
Closing Session
Virtual Studio
8-9:30 pm ET | 5-6:30 pm PT
LIVE Closing Mass**
Main Stage (Streaming Option)
9:30-10 pm ET | 7:30-8 pm PT
Final Recap/Processing
Virtual Studio & Local

**Included in Streaming Only option

Frequently Asked Questions

Streaming Tickets ONLY includes the sessions marked as streaming (designated by **) in the schedule.  

Virtual Participation tickets include the streaming content plus:

  • 5 breakout sessions (20 min. version of in-person sessions)
  • 10 additional virtual sessions
  • A leader guide with everything you need to create your own local NCYC experience!

It takes 1 hour for the recordings of the LIVE sessions to be posted on the platform.

The primary adult leader and each youth participant need to have a purchased ticket in order to login to the event platform to access the materials directly.

Additional adult volunteers, not requiring access to the materials, do not need a ticket. When purchasing group tickets, we’ll include two extra lanyards for volunteers for the first 10 youth tickets purchased and one more per each additional set of 10 youth tickets.

A digital link to all leader packet files will be emailed to adult purchasers of the virtual participation tickets.