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©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Welcome to the NCYC Parent/Participant Information Meeting National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville The Pilgrims Prayer Lord God you are the Way Guide us along your journey and teach us your ways so that each step we walk is next to you. Lord God you are the Truth. Speak to us your words and keep our minds, our hearts, and our souls, centered on you. Lord God, you are the Life. Your breath began our life, and your presence sustains it. Inspire us to keep your Light, and your Life, Burning brightly within us. National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville What is NCYC? The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is the single largest event organized by the Catholic Church in the United States. This biennial event will bring together nearly 20,000 Catholic teenagers and chaperones from around the country. National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville What will we do at NCYC? NCYC is an exciting, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes: keynote addresses workshop sessions reconciliation prayer and worship recreation concerts liturgy interactive thematic park (for a complete list of sessions visit National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Signed, Sealed, Delivered The overall theme reflects the richness and distinctiveness of our Catholic sacramental heritage. We experience Christ most profoundly and intimately in the sacraments, which are essentially communal experiences. Signed We are signed with the cross in Baptism. We are immersed into the death of Jesus and into an intimate, lifelong journey with the Christian community.. I claim you for Christ our Savior by the sign of the Cross… [Rite of Baptism] Sealed Confirmation celebrates the gifts of the Holy Spirit and our willingness to accept their transformative power in our lives. We are sealed with the Spirit, commissioned as disciples and empowered to act as Christ in the world. Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit… [Rite of Confirmation] Delivered We are delivered from our sins and delivered into salvation. Jesus continues to deliver himself to us in the Eucharist and we deliver ourselves to one another in the reception of his Body and Blood – we take the one with whom we have been fed into a broken world in order to be Christ for one another. National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Cost: $ per person (quad Occupancy) Includes: Bus Transportation Hotel (3 Nights) w/ Breakfast Hotel Lunch at Cracker Barrel on Thursday and Sunday Pizza Upon Arrival Thursday Box Lunch Friday and Saturday Dinner Friday and Saturday Evening Evening Snacks Conference Registration/Credentials/ Region Fees Group Trading Items Item National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville La Quinta Inn & Suites Indianapolis AP Plainfield 2251 Manchester Drive Plainfield, IN Phone: Fax: Up to 4 Teens/Room Additional charge for less than four people Hotel Information National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville What to expect upon arrival Parish Group Leaders will be given hotel room keys for their entire group upon arrival. Participants should expect: A Registration Packet, credential & bag tag (for backpacks, etc. being taken into sessions.) A Label for credential including Emergency contact information and Diocesan group leader cell phone numbers. National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Conference Schedule Thursday, November 21 Check with your Parish Group Leader for departure details. Board Bus (subject to change) stop for Lunch (included) Lunch ( Cracker Barrel, Berea KY - included) 3:30 pm – Arrival at Hotel in Indianapolis 4:00 pm – Departure from hotel 5:00 pm – Diocesan Gathering and Prayer Service 6:00 pm –Dinner (Pizza included) 6:30 pm - Gathering and EntertainmentLucas Oil Stadium 8:00 pm - Opening Session Lucas Oil Stadium 10:00 pm - Return to hotel 11:00 pm - Curfew/Room Checks 11:15 pm - Parish Leader Meeting National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Friday, November 22 6:30 am – Breakfast available at hotel 7:30 am - Departure from hotel 7:30 am - Gathering and Entertainment in ArenaLOS 9: :30 am -- Prayer and General Session LOS 11:00 am6 pm Chapel Open Convention Center 500 Ballroom 11:30 am – 6:30 pm –Thematic Park Convention Center Halls A-E 11:30 am – 12:45 pm –Workshop A Convention Center 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Reconciliation Convention Center Reception 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Lunch (Box Lunch Included) (continues on next page) Conference Schedule National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Friday, November 22 (continued) 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm –Workshop Round BConvention Center 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm –Workshop Round CConvention Center 5:30 pm – Daily Liturgy Convention Center Hall H 5:30 pm – Dinner (Hard Rock Café – Classic Rock Menu) 6:30 pm – Gathering and Entertainment LOS 8:00 pm – Prayer and General Session LOS 10:00 pm - Return to hotel 11:00 pm - Curfew/Room Checks 11:15 pm - Parish Leader Meeting Conference Schedule National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Saturday, November 23 6:30 am – Breakfast available at hotel 7:30 am - Departure from hotel 7:30 am - Gathering and Entertainment LOS 9:00 am - Prayer and General Session LOS 11:30 am–12:45 pm – Workshop Round D Convention Center 11:30 am – 6:00 pm – Chapel Open Convention Ctr 500 Ballroom 11:30 am – 6:00 pm – Reconciliation Convention Ctr Reception Room 11:30 am – 6:00 pm – Thematic Park Convention Center Halls A-E 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Lunch (Box Lunch) 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Discernment SessionsConvention Center (continues on next page) Conference Schedule National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Saturday, November 23 (continued) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm – Comedy Club Convention Ctr Sagamore Blrm 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm -- Dance Convention Ctr Halls F-G 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Concert Convention Ctr Hall I 5:15 pm - Dinner (Buca di Peppo –Firenze Menu) 6:30 pm – Gathering and Prep for LiturgyLOS 8:00 pm – Closing LiturgyLOS 10:00 pm - Return to hotel 11:30 pm - Curfew/Room Checks 11:45 pm - Parish Leader Meeting Sunday, November 24 6:00 am Breakfast in hotel and Depart for Diocese by 9:00 am Lunch stop at Cracker Barrel -, Berea KY Conference Schedule National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Convention Center Halls A-E An interactive area that includes exhibits, games, service, educational venues, and more. Divided into three areas: Main Floor Exhibits College Park Exhibits Vocations Area Exhibits Open: Thursday – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Friday – 11:30 am – 6:30 pm Saturday – 11:30 am – 6:00 pm Thematic Park National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Prayer is an essential component of the NCYC. Through prayer the Catholic Christian community is grounded in the Lord. The days are interwoven with various Catholic prayer forms, to give youth and adults alike, an experience of the breadth of prayer within the church. During the Conference Diocesan Gathering and Prayer Service on Thursday Daily Liturgy on Friday Closing Liturgy on Saturday Prayer Chapel available throughout the weekend Sacrament of Reconciliation available throughout the weekend Large Prayer experiences at the beginning of all main sessions Parish/Diocesan group prayer opportunities Spiritual Opportunities National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Diocesan & Chaperone Preparations Diocesan staff will attend daily briefings with the national staff. One person per parish/school will attend daily check in meeting with diocesan staff for updates. Every participant and chaperone will be given emergency contact information as part of their credentials. Official NCYC name badge must be worn to gain entry to all functions. A $10 fee must be paid in order to receive a new credential. Conference paperwork: Individuals carry a copy of Medical Form; Chaperone and Diocesan Group Leader will carry copies of Medical Forms. Backpacks, Bags, and Purses: All bags must be tagged to be allowed in the convention center or arena. Bag tags will be issued during registration. Unattended bags may be removed and discarded by security personnel. Safety & Security National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Personal Responsibility: Behavior and Safety Guidelines Buddy system & parish check-ins Chaperone should know where participants are at all times Code of Behavior Everyone is expected to carry own copy of medical forms at all times Notify Diocesan Leader of any behavior problems, injuries or illness Hotel rooms – for sleeping only, visiting to be done in public spaces (meeting room, lobby, breakfast area, pool on Saturday evening prior to curfew hotel room changes may only be made by the diocesan group leader – Al Forsythe Safety & Security National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Emergency and Crisis Response Plan: We will designate a Diocesan Meeting Place to be used In the event of a major emergency at the conference. As soon as possible, the Diocesan Office will be contacted and someone will then contact each parish home contact person. NCYC Emergency and Crisis Response Manual – Safety & Security National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Things to Bring Insurance card Appropriate casual clothing (plan to dress in layers) NCYC is a casual dress event. Casual dress includes blue jeans, but prohibits short shorts, tank tops, tube tops, and anything that does not promote Christian values including references to tobacco or alcohol products. Health regulations require that shoes be worn at all times in public areas. Jacket and/or sweatshirt Comfortable walking shoes Backpack to carry daily for personal items to & from conference Indelible pen for t-shirt signing Umbrella/Poncho Snacks Local items to trade Camera/Memory Card/Batteries (keep in safe place) National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Money ($50.00 maximum) for: Meals (all basic meals are provided) Recommended $2-5 for Mass collection tips for hotel housekeeper & bus driver (Recommended $2/day per person) Snacks, books, or souvenirs Water bottle (one will be provided) Leave valuables at home…label all items (name, parish, diocese). The diocese is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items. Bring only what you can carry!!! Suggestion: 1 small suitcase with wheels and 1 purse, carryon or small back pack! Things to Bring National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Odds and Ends Absentee Excuse Letters for school will be provided to parish group leaders and are available online at the Diocese Youth Ministry Website. Phone Calls/Texting – to family and friends should be kept to a minimum so as to be fully engaged in the content of the conference. Diocesan Tweeting to cell phones will be for official information to sign up send a text to with KnoxvilleYM as the subject More Information as it becomes available will be Diocesan Website: NFCYM Website: National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
©2010 The Diocese of Knoxville Any Questions? National Catholic Youth Conference Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
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