NCYC 2021

National Catholic Youth Conference 2021
Indianapolis IN
November 18 – 20, 2021

NCYC Website

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

I invite you to come and hear about this wonderful pilgrimage to attend this year’s National Catholic Youth Conference at the beginning of the BTSYG Meeting on March 28th starting at 5PM. This is open for all high school teens who will be in the 9th – 12th grade during the next school year (21-22).

Questions or for more information, please contact Noel deLeon at 904.629.1022 / syg@btccjax.org.

NCYC NEWS & UPDATES

The theme of NCYC 2021 is 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!

Tickets for the 2021 NCYC will go on sale May 1 and is limited to the first 10k.

News reports about COVID-19 are everywhere. The Dioceses of St. Augustine and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) join our prayers with yours for the development and deployment of improved treatment and prevention protocols and for the eventual eradication of this virus that has affected so many in very profound ways. Despite the period in which we currently find ourselves, NFCYM continues to move forward in a spirit of optimism with plans for an in-person National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) November 18-20, 2021, in Indianapolis.

Leading up to November 18th, NFCYM will be working closely with officials of the city of Indianapolis and the Marion County, Indiana, health department to develop virus mitigation and response plans specifically for NCYC. Only with their approval will NFCYM open the doors to the 2021 NCYC. If you have previously participated, the 2021 NCYC will look and operate a little differently. What should be unmistakable in the experience is our commitment to the NCYC mission: to provide a distinctly Catholic environment in which participants are invited to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship.

To this end, the NCYC project team is currently reviewing every plan made to date to ensure it still resonates amid this pandemic and all the conflicting emotions and changed realities that have come along with it. More detailed program information will be posted as it becomes available.

’20 Confirmation Retreat Information

Blessed Trinity Parish Religious Education Program

Dear Retreat Team leader:
Thank you for giving up a Saturday in order to help prepare our youth for Confirmation. The following should help make our day go by as smoothly as possible.

• Please arrive at 8:15 a.m. for prayer, set-up, and any last minute details. We will meet at the hall.

• Please become familiar with the small group leader guide. If you are a presenter, please be familiar with the material that you will present and with the small group activities, and prayer rituals.

• Please be prepared to introduce yourselves to the participants by stating your name, how long you have been at this parish, a quick family bio, and why you became a member of the retreat team.

• There will be three conferences and group sharing sessions. As the participants arrive, they will get a name card with one color dot. The dot indicates what small group they will go into for the first conference. For the second conference, the students will go to their small groups according to the color of their ACTION card. For the third conference, the candidates will be divided by using playing cards.

• Please regroup with the participants in the prayer area before each conference.

• Please become familiar with the schedule. This is a guide to keep the day flowing. However, when working with teens, one has to be flexible. Other activities and games may be introduced in between conferences as we see the teens become restless. Be prepared for these possible changes.

• This should be a forum for the teens to share of their faith openly and without inhibition or fear of criticism. They will share openly if they know the group leaders will do the same. Be open to participate in the Spirit games and icebreakers, as the more they know of us, the more comfortable the teens will become.

• The third conference involves a written examination of conscience and the writing of a letter and prayer. Towards the end of the Reconciliation Prayer Service, there will be a burning of these letters outside. At the time of the letter burning, I need adults to keep the participants a safe distance from the chimenea.

• Please write a palanca letter that can be given to any participant who does not receive a letter from their parents or sponsors. This should be a letter of encouragement and of prayers offered for the participant.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone, 646-4320, or by email at dre@btccjax.org. I look forward to seeing you at the retreat.

Linda

Tips for packing and going through airport security.

All – Here are some tips for our trip for packing and going through security..

  1. 2 bags total – one carry on and one personal bag / purse / backpack. So a small pilot bad with a backpack, or duffel bag with tote bag. If you have a bag, backpack, and a purse, the purse MUST fit inside your bag – you won’t be allowed to have 3 bags. 👜🧳🎒 <<Please check Southwest regulations regarding carry on luggage>>
  2. If you are only using carryons, ALL your toiletries MUST be 3 oz or less. Included a shampoos, toothpaste, hair gel, lotions, moisturizers. AND all those liquids must fit in 1 quart size zip lock bag. You will be asked to remove your liquids from your bag at security so make sure they are all in one quart bag and have them handy in your bG so they can be easily removed. You don’t need any fancy bags for toiletries – just a plain zip lock is fine. Gallon zip locks are a no-no. <<Please check TSA website for more information>>
  3. Be prepared to take off your shoes at security.
  4. Have your ID handy with your boarding pass at security. After, put your ID away – you shouldn’t need it after security.
  5. Prescriptions – make sure you have them and are packed. Allergy meds, etc.
  6. Consider bringing Tylenol, Advil, Tums, a probiotic. Your eat, sleep, normal routine will be off for this trip. Don’t laugh, but there is a likelihood that you could be constipated. 😳 <<Remember all medications must be turned in to Noel – please put them in a ziploc bag with your name on it and any instructions on taking them. They must also be written on your medical release form>>
  7. Bring a reusable water bottle BUT be sure it’s EMPTY when you go through security. If it’s not, they will throw out the bottle. I had a nice one thrown away because it had a couple of sips in it. BUT AFTER security, you can fill it up. I highly recommend this. The airlines do NOT supply passengers with enough water or snacks.
  8. …So bring some snacks on the plane. Almonds, trail mix, Apple, granola bars, sandwich, etc. 🍎🥯🍩🥜
  9. Consider an extension cord or small power strip. With multiple people trying to get ready in the morning and shower / use restroom, you’ll want a power option that’s convenient.

NOTE: with the 2 bags you carry on, one bag MUST fit under the seat so make sure it’s a good size. 2️⃣

Final call out: hand lotion and chapstick – your new best friends. It will be cold and damp outside, but heated and dry inside. Hydrate all the time, but keep lotion and chapstick handy. 🤔

NCYC News (11/15/2019)

NCYC is NEXT WEEK!!

Here is what you need to know!

NCYC App 
The 2019 NCYC app will be available for download this Thursday, November 14. Use the app to personalize your schedule, flag exhibitors you want to visit, access guides to prayer, and so much more. 


NCYC Live! Follow NCYC through our Live Stream
NCYC Live! will be a unique experience to follow the fun and energy of NCYC from home. Find links to our YouTube and Facebook Live coverage of NCYC and more at http://www.ncyc.info/livestream.

Also, check out our FREE NCYC Parish Watch Party resources to help you plan your own NCYC Live! viewing party. Watch from home, a friend’s house, or your parish.
 

NCYC Collection
Delegation leaders, please help us in spreading word to NCYC pilgrims and their parents about the onsite collection and the NFCYM National Day of Giving, on Saturday, November 23. Reminders, social media posts, and announcements will be made before and during the conference, but we have found that letting attendees and their parents know ahead of time has always lead to us exceeding our collection goals. We encourage you to share the following:

NFCYM would like to invite all NCYC participants and those back home to join us in a National Day of Giving and onsite collection at closing mass, November 23, 2019. “Set five aside” is an easy way to remember to save a few dollars throughout the conference to help give the NCYC experience to another high schooler who is need of a scholarship.  All funds raised go directly to the NFCYM Scholarship fund, providing scholarships and grants to youth and ministers in need of assistance to attend NFCYM national events. Over $180,000 in scholarships and grants were awarded for high school youth to attend 2019 NCYC, raised through funds donated at 2017 NCYC.

Rock The Universe 2020

Rock, Ride and Rejoice.

January 24 – 26, 2020

Raise Your Hands. Raise Your Voice. Raise Your Spirit.
It’s an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun. Experience two nights of powerful tunes from Christian Music’s brightest stars at Universal Studios Florida.

Lift your hands and let your heart soar with amazing artists including TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Newsboys United, Switchfoot and more!

COST – $150.00. (Must be an active SYG member).
Includes: 2 nights of Rock the Universe / Universal Studios Park Entrance, 2 days of Islands of Adventure Park Entrance, 2 nights hotel (breakfast included) & bus transportation.

  • Parent / teen meeting – January 5th starting at 5PM in the Parish Hall.
  • All commitments in by January 5th with and initial deposit of $75 due.
  • Final payment due January 22nd
  • Download the Agenda here: RTU 2020 Agenda
  • Download all forms needed for the trip: RTU 2020 Forms

Chaperone Information: 
Noel deLeon                 904.629.1022
Sheila deLeon              904.923.0867
Felix Alvarez                908.283.6909
Jackie Alvarez              908.764.9349

Linda Miranda (DRE – Jacksonville Contact)
904.514.5131

Hotel Information:
Holiday Inn Express
5605 Major Blvd, Orlando FL 32819
407.363.1333

NCYC LIVE!

10/29/2019 –

NCYC Live Stream will allow parents, parishioners, and other youth to see what is happening at NCYC and participate in our daily programming in their own way. NCYC will be providing a new resource, The Parish Watch Party Guide, which will help those at home to experience NCYC with reflection questions, prayers, and activities.

NCYC wants their Live Stream to be of the highest quality for all who want to experience the excitement in NCYC wherever they are! Help us do that by completing this short survey.

More information will be out soon.

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