NCYC was great! Fr. Shawn Carey was our Speaker!

posted Apr 20, 2009, 10:07 AM by Boston Deaf Apostolate   [ updated Nov 23, 2009, 3:26 PM by Unknown user ]

Christ Reigns!

We are giving glory to God.  Thank you to the Friendship Cup, the Office of Black Catholics, and the Office of Youth and Young Adults for helping with this trip! Thank you to the parents who sent there young (as is happened to work out) men to be part of this great conference.  Thank you to Fr. Shawn for doing such a great job and being a great priest for us especially the young Deaf.

It was great.  Still digesting all the good.

There are lots of things online about it. 21,000 highschool students is a good crowd.  We had 30 deaf with us from NY, PA, and other states as well.  What a joy to learn about God and draw closer to Him.

In Christ our Sovereign King,

Fr. St. Martin
Celebration of the Eucharist


 Here is some of the info about our preparations for the event:



It does not look like we can find a common time for adults or kids to meet together…so I’m going to summarize some stuff below and start attaching stuff for you to read………and hope I don’t crash your computers.



As you and your youth continue to prepare for this pilgrimage to NCYC…….

·         What do you yearn for?

·         What is your prayer for this journey?

·         How will you minister to others before, during, and after NCYC? (we are expected to minister to all and to minister at all times!)

·         How will you apply Rev 11:15-17 to your life?


2009 NCYC Themes and Scriptural References

Conference Theme: Christ Reigns

·         The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.  Revelation 11:15

Friday Morning Theme: Christ Reigns In Us

·         Lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. 1 Thes. 2:12

Friday Evening Theme: Christ Reigns Among Us

·         Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins. Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another. As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:811

Saturday Morning Theme: Christ Reigns Through Us

·         For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21




There are a lot of things to do at NCYC and a lot of things to spend your

money on. At the closing Mass, there will be an offertory collection for Catholic Youth Foundation USA. CYFUSA is a subsidiary of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry—the organization that puts on NCYC. We encourage you to put about $5 dollars aside NOW for your envelope, and remember to bring it to Mass.  Catholic Youth Foundation uses donated funds to provide financial scholarships for people to attend NCYC. This year over $60,000 was distributed! Hartford received some of these funds.


Bring home more than a souvenir…..

     Hats. Necklaces. T-shirts. Trinkets. All abound at the National Catholic Youth Conference. What do you plan to bring back from NCYC? Of course you want to bring back a group of excited, faith-filled young people. But what else? Bring home the knowledge that your group has forever changed someone's life for the better. Sponsor a student who is brimming with potential but in need of help. Walk with the Poor, a CFCA youth movement, focuses on helping students in developing countries complete their educations. We pair teens, or youth groups, in the U.S. with teens living in poverty in another part of the world.  You help them rise out of poverty. They help you learn about the wider world. And together, you build a friendship across cultural divides that changes all involved. Learn more at Talk about it with your group. Visit our booth in the Reign Forest at NCYC and choose a friend to sponsor overseas. Your sponsored friend's life will be changed forever, and your group will never be the same. Sign up to receive youth ministry resources »


Bring more than the clothes in your suitcase……!

·         Catholic Youth Foundation USA is collecting used cell phones. Bring to Booth 511 in the Reign Forest Thematic Park.

·         Catholic Charities of North East Kansas (serves 85,000 children and families) is looking for school supplies (pens, pencils, pads, calculators, notebooks, binders, erasers, rulers), used cell phones, and socks and undershirts for kids of all ages. Bring to Hall D & E of Bartle Hall.


Theme Song - Christ Reigns by Joia Farmer and Matt Miller ATTACHED

Forever and ever you shall reign.

We wait in hope until you come again.

Come again.

King of Kings and Lord of Lords,

You have taken our hearts and placed them all in yours.

O Lord

Your Glory brings light to all.

Unfailing your love in our call.

REFRAIN: Christ reigns

By your love you have claimed us.

Christ reigns,

Where two or more are gathered in your name

We reflect the light that is forever shining:

Christ reigns.


How wondrous Your name throughout the earth.

With justice and mercy, Lord,

you are worthy. You are worthy.

Strengthen the meek and lift the poor.

You’ve taken our hands and placed them all in Yours.

O Lord.

Your Glory brings light to all

Unfailing your love in our call.


Rise all you people and sing.

Lift hands and give praise to the King!


Alleluia. Forever He shall reign!

Alleluia. Forever; forever!

Reinados de Christo

By your love you have claimed us.

Reinados de Christo

Where two or more are gathered in your name

We reflect the light that is forever shining:


Christ reigns.

By your love you have claimed us.

Christ reigns,

Where two or more are gathered in your name,

we reflect the light that is forever shining;

We become the hands and feet of the victory rising.

We reflect the light that is forever shining.

Christ Reigns

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NFCYM invites everyone – parents, youth ministers, and youth, both attendees and virtual pilgrims alike – to join the MyCatholicVoice Virtual Pilgrimage TODAY to begin preparing for NCYC 2009. Whether you’ll be coming to Kansas City, supporting someone who is, or looking for ways to encourage youth, we encourage you to participate with us online to make the very most of the NCYC experience. Designed for adults and for teens, the Virtual Pilgrimage provides multimedia content and interactive ways to "Prepare, Deepen and Sustain" their NCYC 2009 experience. This year we have created new ways for parents to stay in touch and virtually be with youth.



• Participate in the ParenttoParent discussion forum where you can pose questions and share

answers with others.

• Experience key events live - Streaming video feed from the General Sessions – register on MyCatholicVoice and join the Virtual Pilgrimage

• Virtual Pilgrimage Guide for parents



We’re pleased to introduce our Youth Reporters from across the country, who will provide special coverage of the excitement at NCYC. Meet them, watch their videos, and follow their “youth’s eye view” of NCYC.



Check out your hotel, nearby restaurants, church locations, and local attractions on the Visitor’s Guide—



Virtual Pilgrimage members for NCYC 2009 can download a free song each week from a variety of NCYC performers, including Matt Maher, Joia Farmer, and many more! This is an EXCLUSIVE offer for Virtual Pilgrimage members -



The Virtual Pilgrimage Video Contest is now in full swing – so submit your videos TODAY! We encourage parents, youth ministers and youth to film and submit your 30second to 3minute videos, to help enrich the NCYC experience for attendees and virtual pilgrims alike. Details:


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Even though most NCYC attendees have cell phones for emergency use/contact, there may be

emergency instances where it is necessary for parents/guardians to contact the Kansas City Convention Center Security Department at 8165135311. Please inform parents/guardians that this number should only be used at a last resort after attempting cell phone and/or hotel contact. The general information number to the Sprint Center Arena is 8169497000.



Friday, November 20th, between 12:45 and 1:20 p.m. on the Thematic Park stage. More information available on the flyer ATTACHED. Archbishop Mansell is not attending.



Due to security requirements of Sprint Center, attendees will pass through metal detectors and be

subject to a bag search each time they enter the facility. (Bag tags will be required for all bags entering Kansas City Convention Center.) In order to facilitate the speedy search of bags, attendees should limit what is brought with them each day to only necessary items.

Backpacks, purses, and/or other bags being brought into the Kansas City Convention Center must be marked with a special tag, which will be distributed to group leaders at registration. Tags should not be removed until after the conclusion of NCYC, as untagged bags may be searched. Unattended bags maybe removed and discarded by security personnel.



There are numerous eateries in the downtown area—everything from upscale dining to hotdogs. Many restaurants in the following areas are offering discounts to NCYC participants who present their NCYC name badges.

Kansas City Power & Light District: Located in the heart of downtown, between Grand Boulevard and Baltimore Street, and 12th Street and Truman Road. The district spans eight blocks of new restaurants, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and a live performance stage, KC Live. On Thursday, between 4:00 P.M.7:00 P.M., the stage will feature performances by Mike Needleman and Mike Mangione; on Friday from 11:30 A.M.1:30 P.M. Sarah Bauer and Ceili Rain will perform.

Food Gallery at City Center Square: Located at 12th and Main Streets, the food court will be open 7:00 A.M.8:00 P.M., Thursday through Saturday. Fast food and casual dining including, Antonio's Pizza, Time Out Deli, Bumblefish Sushi, Subway, KoKo Teriyaki, Great Steak & Potato, Jason's Deli, Starbucks and Tex Mex Wrap It Up.

Town Pavilion Food Options: Across from City Center Square, there are several eateries in Town Pavilion. Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut will be open 7:00 A.M.5:30 P.M. Planet Sub will be open 10:00 A.M.6:00 P.M. Ingredients will be open from 11:00 A.M.9:00 P.M.

Brancato’s Food Court: Set up specifically for NCYC in the Barney Allis Plaza (located on Central between 12th and 13th Streets just outside Lobby 2200, the main Convention Center entrance), the tented and heated food court will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 A.M.7:00 P.M. It will feature pizza, burgers, hotdogs, chicken fingers, nachos, pretzels, soft drinks, along with live music.



More than 100 breakouts sessions will be offered at NCYC this year, with many of them repeated so as many people as possible can attend. These sessions include unique tracks created for genderspecific groups, young adults, deaf community, parents, adult leaders in youth ministry, roundtables with bishops, and a special discernment track on Saturday afternoon. 





Average Temperature in Kansas City in November High53/ Low 36.

2.3 inches of precipitation

National Catholic Youth Conference 2009
"Christ Reigns: In Us, Among Us, Through Us"

Kansas City, USA

November 19-21, 2009

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