The Diocese of Des Moines

Department of Evangelization and Catechesis

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Youth Ministry

NCYC 2015  "Here I am Lord"



What is NCYC?  The National Catholic Youth Conference to be held in Indianapolis on November 19-22, 2015, is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. Teens and their group leaders enjoy speakers, workshops, live music, rousing large sessions, reconciliation, and a huge closing liturgy. Perhaps best of all teens are part of an enormous community of peers who love Jesus and their Catholic faith and aren't afraid to show it! Teens and youth leaders can together harness the experience and bring it back to their parishes!! For the NCYC website click here.


All parishes should have received a packet in the mail with information regarding registration, fundraising and promotion for the National Catholic Youth Conference to be held November 19-21, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN.


Link to the Youth Ministry page for more information and  Online Registration 


Contact Information for questions or assistance:

•  Tessa Roberts – Diocesan Delegation Leader –

•  John Gaffney – Logistics and On-Site Manager –

•  Luis Salinas-Mendoza – Diocesan Coordinator of Hispanic Youth Ministry –

•  Sherri Simmer – Office Administration & Registration Manager –