Thousands to attend Catholic teen event

November 17, 2011

More than 23,000 Catholic teens from across the country will gather in Indianapolis starting Thursday for what organizers call a three-day experience of prayer, community and empowerment. The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry conference is expected to have a local economic impact of more than $17 million and fill more than 6,000 hotel rooms at 65 local hotels. About 800 volunteers provided by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will help with the event.