National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica

Shrine of the Archdiocese of Detroit

National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica

Sign up for NCYC 2023!

Sign up for NCYC 2023!

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Sign up for NCYC 2023!

*In addition to this deposit, you must register at the online signup to be completely registered for NCYC.


What is NCYC and who is it for?

NCYC stands for National Catholic Youth Conference. NCYC is for all high school students in grades 9 - 12 during the 2023-2024 school year, at any high school! All students registering must be in good standing in conduct and academically. The conference entails concert performances from some of the biggest Catholic musicians in the country, speakers, workshops about relatable topics, and time in prayer and with friends.


When & Where

NCYC takes place November 16-19, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN. We leave early on Thursday, November 16 and arrive in Indianapolis by Thursday afternoon. From there, we collect our credentials for the conference and the fun begins! The conference ends late in the evening of Saturday, November 18, so we stay in Indianapolis that evening and head back the morning of Sunday, November 19. We arrive home that afternoon and will let you know more exact times when we have them.


In addition to this, you can expect two preparations meetings in the fall, and a reception in December to celebrate the conference. All are mandatory parts of participating.


Why should you go?

  1. “NCYC helped me expand my knowledge of our faith and see how joyful the Catholic faith is.”
  2. “God told me clearly to let myself be loved by Him.”
  3. “I am thankful I went to NCYC because I feel like I got a renewed sense of joy and hope…I certainly felt the love of the Holy Spirit, and I am now inspired to be joyful in the Lord.” (Shrine of the Little Flower)


Here are just three quotes from teens whose lives were impacted by the conference. The short answer is you should come because you’ll encounter Jesus and experience real joy. This conference is an opportunity to make friends, deepen relationships, and remember or re-remember God’s purpose and calling in your life.



The cost of the conference, as with everything else, has risen a bit from two years ago. There are two separate payments, and the total will be likely be between $700-725. The payments are split as such:


  1.  Payment one is $580. This amount covers registration for the conference, hotel, bus transportation during the entire trip and a wearable item from the Archdiocese of Detroit (has been a t-shirt or a scarf in the past). This payment will be collected in three installments, and you can save $30 by signing up by 3/22!
  2. Payment two will be between $70-125, and we will collect it between October and November. This cost covers 3 shirts (or maybe a sweatshirt instead?!), trading items, food during the conference and more! The only money your teen will need to bring with them is money for a fast food meal during the bus ride to, a meal on the way back home, and any souvenirs they want to purchase.



In Jesus,




Brennan McHugh

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

The National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica

2100 W. 12 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073

w. (248) 541-4122 x 1481


Mission Statement: Sharing the love of Jesus through the Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux


Vision Statement: Becoming a more-welcoming and growing community, transformed by the love of Jesus through the spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux