NCYC Tops Out At 21,000 Teens
Nov 19th, 2009
Kansas City Loves Company
From urban centers and rolling prairies, 21,000 youth arrived in Kansas City for the opening of the National Catholic Youth Conference. As more than 300 buses parked and teens embarked to experience "Christ Reigns," Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry Jon Schaffhausen accepted a proclamation from the City of Kansas City commending religious, civic and corportate organizers of NCYC.
On Friday, November 20, NCYC participants will experience a deepening experience of faith through various activities.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, will address the more than 21,000 Catholic youth at Sprint Center for the second general session.
Archbishop Naumann and Bishop Finn will lead the 21,000 NCYC participants in a Eucharistic Procession from the Sprint Center to Bartle Hall along 14th Street.
11:30 a.m. -- Bartle Hall
First in a series of smaller breakout sessions and workshops will be held on topics ranging from the Bible to athletics and faith. These one hour and 15 minute sessions will be repeated at 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
8 p.m. -- Sprint Center
Nationally-known speakers Jason and Crystalina Evert will bring their message of chasity, respect and romance to all pariticipants at a general session.
11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Bartle Hall
The 191,000 square foot thematic park in the Convention Center remains open for participants to enjoy. The part incorporates a "reign forest" with mega tree houses, interactive sports and social justice projects.
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