Note: Changes have been made to the registration process and deadlines. please see the highlighted sections of the NCYC Registration Instructions and the NCYC Timeline for Forms and Parish Planning for more information

General Information

The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, catechesis, community, and discipleship. Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones learn about the Catholic faith through keynote presentations and workshop sessions that address a wide variety of topics. The Eucharist is celebrated daily and the sacrament of reconciliation is offered in addition to recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.

2017 Theme Called • Aquí Llamados

Location Indianapolis, IN

Official NCYC Website

Price per person Accommodations: 5/6 people to a room ($480), 4 people to a room ($525), 3 people to a room ($555), 2 people to a room ($645)

Abbreviated Trip Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
8am Buses begin departing from various pick-up locations
12:00pm Following a diocesan prayer service, all buses depart West Columbus
2:00pm Rest stop and pick up credentials
3:30pm Arrive at Convention Center
4:30pm Region 6 (Ohio/Michigan) Mass
11:00pm Arrive at Hotel
Friday, Nov. 17,2017
7:45am Depart for Convention Center
10:30pm Return to Hotel
Saturday, Nov. 18,2017
7:45am Depart for Convention Center
10:30pm Return to Hotel
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
8:30am Depart Indianapolis
Noon Arrive in Columbus
Buses will continue to various pick-up locations

Questions? Contact us at (614)241-2565 ex1311 or

Hotel and Food Information

Embassy Suites Indianapolis North

3912 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
For more information on Indianapolis, including a listing of concession stands and downtown area restaurants go to:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)?

The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones. More than 23,000 young people and their chaperones attended 2015 NCYC in Indianapolis. The 2017 National Catholic Youth Conference is November 16-19, back in Indianapolis, with the theme Called/Llamados.

What happens during NCYC?

The program includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, Mass, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park which is a blend of traditional exhibit booths with interactive areas featuring service projects, games, recreation, live musical performances, arts, and sports.

How do I sign up?

Parish Group Leaders: If you are a parish group leader and you think that there may be interest in your parish, please contact our office as soon as possible. March 20, 2017 is the deadline for Group Leader forms and April 21, 2017 for initial registrations with deposits.

Adult/Parent: If you are an adult and have a teen interested in attending, or you are interested in chaperoning the trip, please contact your parish youth ministry coordinator or parish office to find out who is your parish group leader. Contact your parish group leader for more information and to make them aware of your interest. If your parish does not have a group leader you may contact our office directly.

What is the cost of the Diocesan trip to NCYC?

Price per person rates are based on accommodations. 5/6 people to a room will cost $480 per person. 4 people to a room will cost $525 per person. 3 people to a room will cost $555 per person. 2 people to a room will cost $645 per person.

What is included in that rate?

The above rates include 3 nights stay at hotel (taxes included), coach buses round trip (tips included), NCYC registration fee, 7 meals (1 boxed lunch Thursday, as well as a full breakfast each morning and a pizza party each evening at the hotel), a Diocesan hooded sweatshirt, water bottle, and backpack.

What is NOT included in that rate? Should I bring extra money?

The above rates DO NOT include 2 lunches and 3 Dinners (approximately $10-$15 each), recommended donation to NCYC ($5), a suggested housekeeping tip for the hotel ($1 per person per night), and additional spending money for purchases at the thematic park.

Where is the 2017 NCYC?

NCYC will be in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. There is a map under the "Hotel/Food" tab of this webpage.

Is there any cost assistance?

To ease the trip cost for everyone, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry has arranged a payment plan. If additional cost assistance is needed, scholarship applications and information are posted under the registration tab! Click here for fundraising ideas!

Is adult and parent involvement required?

Yes, adult chaperones are required for this gathering, per Diocesan policy. Parents are also strongly encouraged to participate. If parents cannot attend the event they can join us for a send-off Mass which will begin around 10:00am on Thursday, November 16, at Ss. Simon and Jude in West Jefferson. Much of the event will also be streamed live at

Promotional Tools

     Download the 2017 NCYC Logo
     2017 NCYC Promocards
     Diocesan Trip Brochure
     2017 NCYC Press Release
     2017 NCYC Bulletin and Pulpit Announcement
Renowned Christian artist Toby Mac will be on the main stage for NCYC 2017! Check out this personal invitation to the youth of the Diocese of Columbus to see you there!

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