On behalf of the CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office, we invite you and your young people to join us for a wonderful celebration of the young Church in our archdiocese, NOLA Catholic Youth Conference 2022.
Enclosed in this packet is all of the information you will need to both promote and attend this event. Please take time to look through the enclosed planning material for all relevant information on the event and how to register.
As our Shepherd often reminds us, young Catholics are not just the future of our Church, they are part of the vibrant present! To that end, gatherings such as NOLA Catholic Youth Conference, or World Youth Day in previous years, are important occasions for them to experience the larger Catholic community beyond their local parishes and high schools. It is our hope that every parish and Catholic high school will have young people there to represent them on September 24th.
Some possible groups of young people to consider bringing include: parish youth ministry programs/groups, high school PSR/CCD classes, Confirmation candidates, high school campus ministry groups, retreat teams, student council members, etc. Please make sponsoring a group from your parish or high school a priority. We are very fortunate to have Archbishop Aymond joining us for this special event, and he looks forward to seeing each of your parishes and schools represented.
Our office staff is available to offer any assistance you may need to help make coming to NOLA Catholic Youth Conference a reality for your youth. Our staff is available to speak by phone, email questions, or meet with you in person to promote NOLA Catholic Youth Conference 2022.
WHO: All 8th -12th graders from across the Archdiocese of New Orleans are invited to attend; groups from parish youth ministry programs, high school religious education/Confirmation classes, and high schools are very welcome and encouraged! (Don’t worry, we have something in the works for the Junior High Students!)
WHAT: After a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to be hosting our 35th Archdiocesan Youth Conference! There will be inspirational speakers, workshops to deepen our faith and learn more about how to live it out in our everyday lives, the celebration of the Mass with Archbishop Gregory Aymond, the sacrament of Reconciliation, a time of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music, prayer opportunities, exhibitors and more.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Registration opens at 9:00 AM; program begins at 9:30 AM; day concludes at 5:00 PM
Jesuit High School
4133 Banks St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
WHY: To join young people from across the greater New Orleans area in celebrating the young Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
HOW: Carefully review the follow “preparation guide” and then register by going online at www.cyo-no.org by 5:00pm on Friday, September 9, 2022. Credit card payments are accepted on the website or a check may be mailed to the CYO Office. Payments must be complete prior to the conference. This is the ONLY deadline and the cost is $50 per youth.