Youth Ministry

Who: High School youth

When: Oct. 6 – 8, 2023 (not an overnight)

Location: Notre Dame High School


Oct. 6    5:30pm – 9:30pm

Oct. 7    9:00am – 9:30pm

Oct. 8    9:00am – 12:30pm

Cost: $40 early bird rate – Sept. 20

$50 after Sept. 20

Food: Snacks, Saturday Lunch & Dinner provided

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.


NCYC Chaperone Meeting – Oct. 26, 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium at the Curia, 1125 Madison Ave.

NCYC RallyNov. 9,  6 – 8 p.m. Location: Thomas More University

THRIVE! Youth Ministry Gathering of the Diocese

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A place for youth leaders, young adults, and youth mentors to build a thriving faith network.
Learn. Grow. Celebrate. Pray. Support. Network. Eat. Repeat. 

Bring yourself! Bring your core team!

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Dec. 6, 2023

Feb. 8, 2024

May 2, 2025 

Location: the Curia – Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Includes pizza or light dinner.

For more information, contact Angie Poat – [email protected]

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

Release Form

General Youth Forms: Consent, Liability Release

Contact Angie Poat, Diocesan Youth Minister

[email protected]

Mission of Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Covington

To build and support widespread youth ministry across the diocese to, with, by, and for teens, providing an intentional place for teens to thrive in the life, mission, and ministry of the Church. 

“Planted in the house of the Lord we shall flourish and bear fruit.”  Ps 92:14-15 

The pillars of diocesan youth ministry are unity, sustainability, and joy. 

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