Youth encounter Christ at NCYC

Eighteen parishes in southern Missouri can probably still feel the energy that their youth and adults brought back from their experiences at the National Conference of Catholic Youth (NCYC) held Nov. 19-21 in Indianapolis. Fifty-three adult chaperones and pastors accompanied 174 high-school youth from around the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau to interact with close to 25,000 other Catholics in order to learn more about Jesus and themselves as Catholic disciples.

“I was overcome with the Holy Spirit and was filled with joy,” said Jordan Hayes, 10th grade, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Branson, “Meeting people from all over the United States, and talking to them and learning about their lives, was probably one of my favorite parts.”

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