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Faith in Action

Faith in Action (FIA) is an amazing faith-filled week of service for high school youth where they can explore, experience, and share their Catholic faith through prayer, reflection, and service to others.   FIA is a mission trip right here in our own backyard with all of the service being done in Harrison, Clark, Floyd, and Jefferson counties or just across the river in Louisville.  FIA is open to incoming Freshman – Seniors.  Our home base is Mt St Francis and we send out works crews every morning to work at the Franciscan Kitchen serving meals, work with the elderly at various nursing homes, working at Mt. St. Francis, work with youth at Boys & Girls clubs or other agencies serving the community.  Evenings are spent in community with socials, prayer experiences, reflection, and sharing.


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Indianapolis Catholic Youth Conference

ICYC  is a faith-filled day for high school youth to learn about their faith and celebrate being Catholic.  Join hundreds of other Catholic teens for a day filled with amazing stories of faith, breakout sessions that really tackle the issues facing teens, a spirit-filled liturgy,  live music, and social time to hang out with old friends and meet new ones!  This event is sponsored by our Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Office.  Deanery parishes coordinate the trip to ICYC for their high school youth.

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National Catholic Youth Conference

NCYC is sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and is hosted bi-annually across the United States.   NCYC is the faith-experience for high school youth – 3 days filled with uplifting speakers, workshops, prayer, music, an experiential thematic park with hundreds of exhibits and activities to learn about your faith and so much more!  General sessions include 20,000 plus Catholic Teens, including the Closing liturgy on Saturday gathered together for one thing – to praise our God!   Imagine a stadium filled with 20,000 + Catholic teens celebrating their Catholic faith.  The energy and acceptance of one another are so spirit-filled, it will leave you in awe!   

Coming November, 2019

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retreatA ministry provided for many years, retreats have long been a key component in helping young people deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and living that relationship out in their Catholic Faith Community.   Our retreats include Step by Step, Faith ReMix, Catholic 101, Divin’ In, The Journey (Junior Retreat) and Christian Awakening (Senior Retreat).  The retreats are directed and led by a trained team of adults and youth and offered throughout the year.

Parent letter for all High School Retreats (excluding the Senior Retreat):  General Retreat Parent Letter

Senior Retreat,  January 11-14, 2018, Brochure, Christian Awakening.

Junior Retreat, January 27-28, 2018, Brochure, On The Journey.

Freshman Retreat, February 3-4, 2018, Brochure,  Faith Remix

Sophomore Retreat, February 17-18, 2018, Brochure,  Divin’ In.

Step by Step Retreat, March 3-4, 2018, Brochure,  Step x Step


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Wolfe Pack- Appalachia Summer Mission

IMG_0656Serving others is the core of Catholic Social Teaching and NADCYM will be coordinating 2 different weeks during the summer to send a crew to Campton, Kentucky.  Located in Wolfe County, one of the poorest in the state, we join the ministry efforts of the Sisters who serve Good Shepherd Parish.  The sisters do amazing outreach to the community – rehabilitating housing, running a thrift store, food pantry, prayer groups for cancer survivors,  Seed Programs for gardening… and so much more!   We join them for a week of serving the Appalachia community and helping them in their ministries. This service opportunity is open to incoming Juniors, Seniors, and graduated Seniors. The Mission Trip will depart Tuesday and return home on Saturday.  Service is the key element, and it is enhanced by prayer, reflection and sharing with those we serve and with one another.

 July 10-15, 2018  



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Youth Masses

Many parishes in our deanery have high school youth actively participating in parish liturgies.  Twice a year we gather with deanery teens to celebrate Eucharist and being a part of the young church.  Deanery parishes St. Mary, Lanesville and Navilleton host the masses.  Their high school youth help plan the mass they are hosting and also coordinate some type of social afterward for everyone.



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Lenten Events

We are committed to nurturing the spiritual life of all of the Catholics in southern Indiana. NADCYM brings in a national speaker each Lenten season to provide Parish Mission experiences in each of our three counties, as well as renewal opportunities for various ministry groups over the course of 4-5 days

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March for Life

Every alternating January a group of youth and adult leaders head to Washington DC to stand up and be a voice for the unborn and to make a statement to respect all life.  Prayer, reflection, March for Life Concert/Rally, visiting the capital, celebrating Mass and participating with hundreds of thousands in the actual march are all part of this faith-filled packed 4-day event.

For more information email Philip@nadyouth.org or call him at +1 (812) 923-8355
Forms available:

Youth Code of Conduct,  Adult Code of Conduct, FAQ page 1, FAQ page 2, Participant Medicine Form

Packing List,

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Youth Ministries Action Team   – YMAT


The Leadership Development of young people is a true gift and passion of the NADCYM.  YMAT is made up of 15 youth from various parishes in our deanery who serve as advocates for youth ministry in their parishes and the deanery and assist in the implementation of various deanery events and programs.  YMAT serve as retreat leaders, YM speakers, program leaders and they design, plan, implement and evaluate the Middle School Jamboree.  Applications are taken in late winter for the upcoming year.

Download Application HERE

Applications for YMAT are due by April 2018.

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In 2018 Bring the Family:

Kings Island CYO Day – Contact Patty Armbruster at the CYO Office at 317/632-9311 or parmbruster@cyoarchindy.org

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Awards and Scholarships

2018 Awards Celebration   We gather to recognize our seniors and others who have faithfully served the Lord and have been a true disciple in sharing their time and talent.  If it takes a village to raise a child – it takes a deanery to minister holistically to the young church.  We are blessed with so many people who give their time and talent to make youth and young adult ministry so vibrant and life-changing here in the New Albany Deanery and throughout all of our parishes.  The Awards Celebration will be held on May 9, 2018, in the main chapel at Mount St. Francis.  The evening begins with a prayer service, followed by the program including the presentation of awards.  A cake and punch reception will follow in the dining room.  There is no cost to your family.


Certificate of Service, Leadership, & Faithful Involvement is awarded to high school seniors whose involvement in youth ministry has increased over their high school tenure, and have participated in service projects on the deanery or parish level.  

Outstanding Leadership & Service Award for Youth is awarded to high school seniors who have demonstrated significant leadership and involvement in parish and/or Deanery youth ministry programs.   Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to service, community involvement, and be recognized as a person of faith by their peers and the adults who minister to them.

Youth ministers may nominate students for this award by sending in the nomination form.


Fr. Tom Stumph and Dean Kraemer Memorial Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who desire financial help for post-graduate education and demonstrate leadership and involvement in Parish and/or Deanery Youth Ministry and the community. Also, the Service Above Self Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who demonstrates a commitment to community service, both through parish and deanery youth ministry and the community at large.

Interested students may apply by filling out the Scholarship Application.

Volunteer Awards

St. John Bosco Award is awarded to volunteers who have served at least 15 years in any combination of areas of youth ministry in the New Albany Deanery.

For God and Youth Award recognizes volunteers in the deanery that have served in youth ministry for over 30 years.

Volunteer Award Nomination Form

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