BCYC Encounter at your Parish - Virtual Catholic Youth Conference | Benedictine College

BCYC Virtual Encounter

The entire BCYC Virtual Encounter conference is still available for your youth group!

Available until October 12, 2020

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We had a great time hosting our annual youth conference virtually on July 10-12, but you didn’t truly miss BCYC Virtual Encounter! The entire conference is still available, and it will be until October 12!

How does it work? We provide printable booklets and small group questions for your teens, which tie into the conference activities and speaker presentations. In hosting your own BCYC Virtual Encounter, you can follow the default weekend schedule, or watch online sessions at convenient times for your and your group. For details, check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Virtual Encounter is built to be flexible! It is a dynamic youth conference that can be adjusted to your needs. All of our resources are editable - so you can adjust the dates and times of all sessions in your promo material, booklets and schedule to reflect what your parish is doing!

We are committed to keeping the Benedictine Charisms of Community, Stability and Simplicity at the heart of our conference, and to focus on the needs of Gen Z. This was true for our regular in-person experience and holds true for BCYC Virtual Encounter as well! Our vision is for you to build community among your teens right at home.

Conference Cost: $20.00 / participant

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Default Conference Schedule  Change as needed!

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Kris Frank speaking at BCYC Encounter

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World-Renowned Speakers

At BCYC Virtual Encounter, students will be inspired by Catholic youth presenters from all walks of life. 2020 speakers include Sister Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life and youth minister Mark Bocinsky, as well as Noelle Garcia, musician and author of the Lighthouse Media talks 13 Reasons Why You Matter and Getting Others to Heaven.

About the Speakers

Sister Bethany MadonnaNoelle GarciaMark Bocinsky

A Benedictine Youth Conference

BCYC Virtual Encounter is a true experience Benedictine spirituality, designed at a Newman Guide Recommended school with the highest rated Ministry program in the nation:

  • Community - Intentional small group time with questions and group leader tips to help your teens create a strong bond.
  • Simplicity - Sessions and topics on adoration and the sacraments will help teens encounter Christ in the Eucharist in a real and tangible way and launch them into a deeper prayer life.
  • Stability - Teens will learn to pray from the Monks of St. Benedict's Abbey and be sent home with the tools they need to have a consistent prayer life (and Youth Ministers will get the tools they need to help them!)

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On top of infusing Benedictine spirituality into BCYC Virtual Encounter, we are also tailoring the conference to Generation Z. While students will hear from great Catholic speakers, they will also encounter the Monks of St. Benedict's Abbey, our Missionaries and each other to make this conference an experience meaningful to them. We are working to make prayer and the faith accessible and relatable to teens today in a way that no other youth conference is doing.

Media Kit & Promotion

Let's work together to make a lasting difference in your Youth Ministry!

We will work with you as a partner to make BCYC Virtual Encounter a wildly successful retreat for your youth. We have provided promotional images that you can use on social media and in emails, and if you need anything, just reach out.

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Want to come to BCYC Encounter in person? The dates for summer 2021 have been established. Join us June 18-20, 2021!