Youth Ministry

NCYC 2017(November) -- National Catholic Youth Conference is a biennial conference sponsored by the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers.  It is a 3 day experience in which teens and their adult chaperones encounter prayer, community, and empowerment in their Catholic faith. NCYC 2015 over 23,000 teens participated in the event.  Our arch diocese holds the record for largest contingency.  NCYC 2017 theme:  Called.

1st NCYC 2017 information meeting is Dec. 4th at 3:30pm at Holy Family church in Mason City, IA.  Contact Chelsie Stevens, youth minister @ 641-423-5001.  $100 deposits are due asap.

2nd NCYC 2017 area wide meeting -- choice of 2 dates:  April 6th or April 9th.  Both meetings will be from 7-8:30pm at Holy Family church social hall in Mason City.

CHWC 2017 (Catholic Heart Workcamp) -  We are headed to Mishiwaka, IN   June 11-17, 2017.  Contact Chelsie Stevens, youth minister @ 641-423-5001.

T.E.C. (Teens Encounter Christ) is a 3 day retreat weekend for high school seniors.  This retreat is offered through our Dubuque diocese.  Please strongly encourage your high school senior to attend this retreat.  You can contact Ann Kunst for more info. or go to Click on Pastoral Center Offices and then click on Youth Ministry.