Vocation Promotion at NCYC

Br. Nick in attendance at one of the NCYC arena events, along with 11,000 youth from around the country.

The 2021 NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) was held November 18-20, 2021, in Indianapolis, IN, with a Virtual attendance option also available. Our Lady of the Angels Province Vocation Director – Br. Nick Romeo, OFM Conv. traveled, along with two student friars of our province and one Solemnly Professed friar of St. Joseph of Cupertino Province, to attend and staff a Vocations Booth. Previous NCYC conferences have been attended by 23,000-25,000 young people. Even with COVID restrictions, 11,000 were about to attend this year, in person, and 2,210 attended virtually. According to Br. Nick, it was a “great experience at #NCYC this past weekend in Indianapolis! (They) met lots of good dudes and got bundles of our swag out into the world.” He and the other three friars: Friar Franck Lino Sokpolie, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province Solemnly Professed Friar), friar Raad Eshoo, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province Delegation of St. Francis of Assisi – Canada Simply Professed Friar), and Br. Chris Garcia, OFM Conv. (St. Joseph of Cupertino Province – California) enjoyed participating in several of the activities, as well as being a Franciscan Friars Conventual presence to the many attendees and their chaperones.
[Photo Cred: Friar Franck unless otherwise indicated]

Friar Franck, Br. Nick, Br. Chris and friar Raad attending one of the many arena events.

The Youth participants from our province’s Jonesboro, GA pastoral ministry – St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church – stopped by the Vocations Booth to visit with (front left to right: Br. Chris, Br. Nick, Friar Franck and friar Raad). [Photo taken from the parish Facebook Page]

Br. Nicholas Romeo, OFM Conv.


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