National Catholic Collegiate Conference set for Nov. 17-19

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Sunday, 25 September 2011 04:00
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INDIANAPOLIS—Registration is now open for the National Catholic Collegiate Conference (NCCC), a three-day experience of prayer, community and celebration for Catholic college-age young adults.

The NCCC occurs simultaneous with — yet independent of — the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) Nov. 17-19. However, NCCC participants are to attend the opening and closing general sessions of NCYC. The National Catholic Collegiate Conference targets transitioning college-age and post-graduate young adults (ages 18 to 25) from their adolescent experience of the church to an adult understanding of the faith. The NCCC is to be held at the JW Marriott Hotel, Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

This biennial conference is sponsored by the joint effort of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA) and the National Catholic Student Coalition (NCSC).

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Catholic young adults are to gather in Indianapolis for three days of liturgies and prayer experiences, keynote presentations, workshop sessions and opportunities for socialization and recreation.

The general sessions and workshops are to address a broad range of topics and focus on the unique needs of college students. Other highlights include a concert, exhibits and an interactive thematic area where attendees can integrate body, mind and soul through a variety of engaging activities.

Throughout the conference, attendees will be “Called to Glory” and challenged to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Featured speakers, performers, and keynotes include:

• Father Dave Dwyer, director of Busted Halo, an online media and ministry outreach to Catholics in their 20s and 30s created by the Paulist Fathers,

• Katie Prejean, a young adult who challenges audiences to open themselves to the transforming truth that is Jesus Christ,

• The Jacob and Matthew Band, and

• Nationally-known speakers Msgr. Ray East, Mike Patin, APeX Ministries, Mary Bielski, Mark Hart and Chris Padgett.

Registration for the National Catholic Collegiate Conference is now open. Visit for a conference schedule, a full list of speakers, and information on how to register for NCCC.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 September 2011 20:16