Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Viatorian Youth Congress



  • July 24th-27th, 2023


  • Casa Iskali: Our Lady of Guadalupe Campus  9430 Golf Rd. Des Plaines, Il 60016  (74 miles, 1 hr12 min. drive)     Phone: (847) 297-6530
  • Leaving from Maternity BVM Office parking lot at 12:30pm to arrive at Casa Iskali by 1:45pm. 
  • Departure on Thursday is approx. 6:30pm. (We may plan to stop for a quick dinner, home approx. by 8pm.)  


  • High School Incoming Freshman through Seniors / Delegates are young people from Viatorian ministry sites in the United States who are interested in connecting to and getting to know other young people from Viatorian ministry sites. They are young people interested in having fun, building relationships and exploring their identity as Catholic Christians. If you are interested in becoming a delegate for the VYC, let your campus or youth minister know.

What Happens During the VYC?

  • The Viatorian Youth Congress includes keynote presentations, prayer workshops, Mass, and opportunities to assist in leading liturgy, engage small-group discussion, recreational activities and have fun. A key component of the VYC is the interaction between the delegates and the group of young adult leaders, forming friendships to last a lifetime.

What is VYC?

The Viatorian Youth Congress is a four-day event uniting high-school-aged delegates and college-aged young adult leaders of the Viatorian Community. Throughout the Congress, we gather to learn, discuss, and deepen our grasp of the Catholic faith and Viatorian charism and how we can greater serve the Viatorian mission.

Who are the Viatorians?

  • The Viatorian Mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and his gospel and to raise up communities where faith is lived, deepened and celebrated.” Viatorian associates, brothers and priests minister to all men and women, particularly to the young and “especially to those who are accounted of little or no importance in our world.” Viatorians are committed to the ministry of accompanying young people as they learn to recognize God’s voice in their lives and respond through prayer, service and commitment to a community of faith.


  • We will be staying at the Casa Iskali Retreat House., single occupancy rooms. 


  • FREE!!! VYC is $350 with a Scholarships from our Parish of $350 to each participant, which makes your total cost=$0 
  • Deadline to register is April 5th

How to Sign Up: Deadline to join- April 15, 2023

  • Space is limited to 5 Youth Participants Only, Youth Minister Carrie Rink will be taking the group. 
  • Participants/ Delegates Must fill out both forms below.
  • Please Fill out the Form below for Maternity BVM Parish.
  • Form for Delegates/Participants: Print & Fill out  Delegate Forms for VYC Here : Scan & Email to crink@mbvm.org OR Drop OFF or Mail to Carrie Rink at 308 E. Marsile St. Bourbonnais, Il 60914
  • Forms to be apply for the Young Adult Leadership program can be found our the Viatorian website at https://www.viatorians.com/


Carrie Rink- Youth Minister at crink@mbvm.org OR Office: 815-933-8285 ext.335





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