March 22, 2024

A part-retreat, part-conference experience awaits teens at NEC

National Eucharistic Congress logoThe National Eucharistic Congress (NEC), the first in 83 years, is an historic moment for the Church in the United States, and it needs the whole Church represented—including youths.

Thousands of teens attending the NEC in Indianapolis on July 17-21 will have the opportunity to experience a life-changing encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. They will come to know where—and to whom—they belong.

This part-retreat, part-youth conference experience will include:

  • exclusive morning and afternoon sessions tailored to teens,
  • dynamic worship experiences,
  • opportunities for prayer and the sacraments,
  • powerful revival sessions in Lucas Oil Stadium with Father Mike Schmitz, musician Matt Maher, Bishop Robert E. Barron, and more.

The exclusive youth sessions feature popular evangelists like international speaker and performer Oscar Rivera; singer/songwriter, author and vlogger Jackie Francois Angel; and youth and young adult minister Brian Greenfield, with music by Andrew Laubacher and Ricky Vazquez.

The sessions are for high school-age youths—incoming freshmen through just-graduated seniors. Teens cannot attend alone and must participate with a youth group or be accompanied by a parent.

For more information on the NEC youth experience, go to and select Awaken. †

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