Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew attends the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

  • Posted on: 12 November 2022

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high-school age) and their adult chaperones.

The schedule includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, liturgy, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park which is a blend of traditional exhibit booths with interactive areas featuring service projects, games, recreation, live musical performances, arts and sports. NCYC is sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, Inc. (NFCYM). This year, Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, and Chika Anyanwu served as the emcees of the Conference. Father Agustino Torres, CFR (@oralecp) is a priest with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (@cfr_franciscans) based in the Bronx, New York. He is the founder of Corazon Puro, Catholic Underground, and the Casa Guadalupe (women) and JPII (men) houses of discernment. He hosts the @EWTNMedia television shows Icons and Clic con Corazon Puro in Spanish.

Rev. Fr. Jerry Mathew presently serves as the Vicar of the St. Mary's Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois, and is the Eparchial Youth Director, and represented the St. Mary Queen of Peace Eparchy at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC).