World Youth Day Logo

World Youth Day August 1 – 6, 2023

The Diocese of Covington is sponsoring a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, for youth and young adults, ages 16 and up.

Our youth, young adults, and their chaperones will have the opportunity to grow in their faith and experience the universality of the Catholic Church in the presence of our Holy Father, Pope Francis and alongside millions of young Catholics from around the world.

What is World Youth Day?

World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. Although its Catholic identity is clearly evident, WYD opens its doors to everyone, no matter how close to or distant from the Church they are.

It aims to provide all participants with a universal Church experience, fostering a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It is a new stimulus to the faith, hope and charity of the entire host country community. With young people as its protagonists, World Youth Day also seeks to promote peace, unity and fraternity among peoples and nations around the world.

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)


NCYC – November 16-18, 2023

What is NCYC?

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service, and empowerment for Catholic teens and their adult chaperones.

What to expect at NCYC

Hear inspiring Catholic speakers, celebrate Mass with thousands of teens, and participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Enjoy praise and worship music led by award-winning artists and experience interactive exhibits with games, crafts, obstacle courses, and more.


Summit 23 Temp Logo

Save the Date! October 6 – 8, 2023, at Notre Dame Academy


What is SUMMIT23?

SUMMIT23 is a Eucharistic retreat for youth (12+), organized by the Office of Catechesis and Evangelization in collaboration with the SUMMIT Committee and SUMMIT Core Team. The retreat will be led by the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Registration information to follow.

Click on the link above to learn how to implement a youth ministry program in your parish.

Reminder: All adults must be VIRTUS certified to work with youth. More information can be found on the Safe Environment webpage.