Alaska Catholic Youth Conference (ACYC)

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Alaska Catholic Youth Conference 2020: May 26-28, 2020

“I say to you, arise.” (Luke 7:14)

Download the 2020 Initial Look packet here. It includes:

  • ACYC 2020 speakers and emcees
  • 2020 Schedule at a Glance

This year’s focus for ACYC comes from the theme chosen by Pope Francis for World Youth Day 2020.

The spiritual path indicated by the Holy Father follows the reflection that started with the most recent World Youth Day that was in Panama and with the synodal process, in particular with the apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit. In Paragraph 20 of that document, the Pope quotes a passage from Luke 7:14 and encourages young people to allow themselves to be touched by the power of the risen Lord and to recover “your inner vitality, your dreams, your enthusiasm, your optimism and your generosity”, traits that are characteristic of young people.

We look forward to affirming these in traits in Alaskan teens and raising them up as today’s disciples, to serve others.


In light of all of the current circumstances grabbing our attention and creating some uncertainty, the Archdiocese of Anchorage has chosen to postpone online registration for ACYC and the Alaska Catholic Mission until April 1. Hopefully, matters will be a bit more settled by then.

ACYC is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Anchorage’s Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry. For more information, please contact Matthew Beck at 907-297-7734 or


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ACYC For?

ACYC is for teens that complete Grades 8 – 12 in 2020, their parents, and adult ministry leaders that accompany them in faith.

Entire families have participated in ACYC before, and that’s great. There’s a discount for parents and adult chaperones that accompany the teens in faith. Parents not able to attend the entire conference might want to simply volunteer to help with some of it by visiting this link. You’ll get a great glimpse into what’s happening by doing so.

How do I register?

The registration link will be posted here soon. Register before May 1 for the early bird rate or before May 26 for the standard rate. You may also register on-site on Tuesday, May 26 between 8 – 8:45 a.m. at Lumen Christi School.

What are the Add-Ons?

Items that require extra registration and payment: (1) ACYC Memorabilia T-Shirt; (2) H2Oasis during Social Activities on Thursday; and (3) Optional Visit to the Alaska Zoo during the Social Activities on Thursday.

What exactly is ACYC?

The week includes music, prayer, learning, time with friends, fun activities, community service, and encounters with the Lord throughout the entire conference.

Where do we stay when we’re at ACYC?

If you’re from Anchorage or within a reasonable driving distance, you go home with your parents each night. Many times, parish groups have carpooled each day from the Mat-Su Valley and Eagle River.

Many parish groups travel from outside of Anchorage and stay together at Lumen Christi School, at a local parish, or with friends that live in the area. It’s up to parish leaders to make those arrangements ahead of time.

To stay at Lumen Christi School, parish leaders should please contact Marcy Adkins before May 1 at 907-243- 2195 or

What is the location of the conference?

St. Benedict Parish and Lumen Christi School, 8110 Jewel Lake Road, Anchorage, AK 99502.

There will be round trip bus transportation from Lumen Christi School to each of the social activities on Thursday, May 28.

Can I choose which day to attend?

Yes. There is a Single Day Registration for $60.00. Most people will attend every day of ACYC.

For those NOT able to come to every day of ACYC 2020, there is a Single Day Registration option to come for a day of your choosing.

How can I help?

Many teen and adult volunteers are needed to help make ACYC happen. If you’re available and willing to help, please complete this form. Thank you!

It takes many adults to journey alongside the teens in faith throughout the week and work behind the scenes, helping young people feel welcomed and have rich encounters of faith. Please use this link to volunteer.

Who plans and sponsors ACYC?

ACYC is a ministry of the Office of Evangelization & Discipleship of the Archdiocese of Anchorage.

Please contact Matthew Beck, Director of Evangelization & Discipleship, at 907-297-7734 or with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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