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National Catholic Youth Conference 2019

NCYC 2019

Parish Registration

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

Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders—come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith. In addition to opportunities to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist and penance, NCYC participants attend general and breakout sessions on topics relevant to living as a disciple of Christ in today's world, visit with organizations that provide resources and other support to youth and youth ministry, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and engage in service to others.

Emcees and Keynote Speakers

NCYC Emcee: Katie Prejean McGrady NCYC Emcee: Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR NCYC Keynote: Immaculée Ilibagiza NCYC Keynote: Mark Hart NCYC Keynote: Sr. Bethany Madonna
Katie Prejean-McGrady
NCYC Emcee
Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR
NCYC Emcee
Immaculée Ilibagiza
NCYC Keynote
Mark Hart
NCYC Keynote
Sr. Bethany Madonna SV
NCYC Keynote




Is NCYC an evangelization opportunity that your parish youth ministry will want to participate in? Visit for more information.



Email Sarah Pruski ASAP or call 210-734-1679 if your parish is interested and provide an estimated range of participants.




Create a marketing plan to promote NCYC to your teens, parents, and adult chaperones. Adult chaperones must be 21 years old or older. Conduct fundraisers to offset costs for participants.


Download NCYC information, videos, and logos here.



Invite teens and recruit cleared adult chaperones in a 1 adult:7 youth ratio. Young adults (ages 18–20) are not considered chaperones although they are encouraged to attend. Please have them fill out the adult forms.



Youth Registration Packet (4 forms total)

1. Youth Registration Form

2. Youth Waiver Form
Notarization is required for Youth Waiver Forms. The Archdiocese of San Antonio can provide notarization. Contact Sarah Pruski for information.

3. Youth Code of Conduct Form

4. Archdiocesan Waiver/Medical Form

Adult Registration Packet (5 forms total + Safe Environment Training)

1. Adult Registration Form

2. Adult Waiver Form
Notarization is required for Adult Waiver Forms. The Archdiocese of San Antonio can provide notarization. Contact Sarah Pruski for information.

3. Adult Code of Conduct Form

4. Archdiocesan Waiver/Medical Form

5. Archdiocesan Background Check Form

6. Completion of Virtus® Online Safe Environment Training. Information about this training can be found here.


Participant Payment

NCYC 2019 Discount provided by Archbishop's Appeal

• The Archdiocesan charge is $240.00 per person.

• The cost of registration includes: Conference Registration, Hotel, Airport Shuttle, and One (1) Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Cancellation Policy: Should you or anyone in your  group no longer be able to attend NCYC and need a refund, all refunds must be requested at least 3 business days prior to the registration deadline posted on the Archdiocese of San Antonio website. All refund requests made on or after this date will not be accepted. In the event that your registration has been submitted but not paid beyond the deadline, your group or parish will still be held accountable for the balance due of all who are registered in your group, traveling or not traveling. If the request for refund comes on or after the refund deadline, you may choose to transfer the registration fee as a scholarship for another participant of the same  gender (because of room assignments girl for girl / boy for boy only) but a refund will not be granted. Should you need further assistance, contact Sarah Pruski.



Available slots for NCYC 2019 registration are all full! Please contact Sarah Pruski to be added to the waiting list.


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This project is funded by the generous donors of the Archbishop's Appeal