Trips & Conferences
World Youth Day
World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. Although its Catholic identity is clearly evident, WYD opens its doors to everyone, no matter how close to or distant from the Church they are.
WYD Lisbon will be in 2023. Dates have not yet been announced. The Diocese will be organizing a group.
National Catholic Youth Conference
NCYC is a bi-annual, three-day Catholic youth conference sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). Drawing over 20,000 teens from across the United States, NCYC features national speakers, breakout sessions, concerts, and other opportunities to aid young people in growing in their faith. The next NCYC is scheduled for Nov 18-20, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. Parishes can also sign up to join NCYC virtually this year.
Steubenville East Conference
The Steubenvile Conferences are three-day conferences that are an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, in partnership with Life Teen. They are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Steubenville Conferences feature an encounter experience like no other, featuring renown speakers, inspiring music, and ready access to the Sacraments.
The closest conference to the Diocese of Fall River is Steuvenville East, held in Kingston RI. The next Steubie East will take place Summer 2022.