News from NFCYM and Beyond

Recent news includes:

  • National Catholic Reporter posts article on Strong Catholic Families Survey
  • March 1 deadline to apply for Lay Ecclesial Ministry certification
  • Date set for the 2016 NFCYM Annual Membership Meeting
  • Resources for catechesis on current events

For more information, see the full News page.

2015 Annual Membership Meeting Videos

See Videos from the Recent Membership Meeting in Colorado Springs

Available on the Membership Meeting page. Also available on the NFCYM YouTube channel.

  • Youth Ministry as Encounter by Bishop Frank Caggiano
  • 2015 State of the Federation Report by Robert McCarty
  • Mark Pacione Memorial
  • Colette Kennett Memorial
March Is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March Is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Resources and organizations of interest:

Lent 2015
Lenten Resources

Praying Lent is an Online Ministry of Creighton University. Resources include daily prayers, parish-based video retreats, audio conversations, materials to help prepare for Lent, Stations of the Cross, and much more.

Watch a series of video reflections each weekday in Lent, sponsored by CYFUSA.

More resources on our Lent page on Catholic Youth Ministry Source.

Strong Catholic Families/Fortaleciendo en la Fe
What's NFCYM's Most Popular Training In-Service?

Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth—and the transliterated program, Fortaleciendo Familias en la Fe—have come to over 60 dioceses in the U.S. and Canada.

Learn more about them.

NACYML presents a free online course, Fostering a Culture of ENCOUNTER with Young Disciples
NACYML's Free Online Course

Our service center, NACYML, is presenting a Massive Open Online Course ("MOOC") this spring:


Links will open the conference website

National Catholic Youth Conference

Here I Am Lord • Aquí Estoy Señor
Indianapolis: November 19-21, 2015

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

Connect in Christ
San Jose: December 1-3, 2016

National Catholic Collegiate Conference

Here I Am Lord • Aquí Estoy Señor
Indianapolis: November 19-21, 2015

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National CYO Sports (NCYOS)

Animates Gospel values in Catholic youth sports to encourage young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Care for Creation, Care for the Poor

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A biennial national Catholic youth conference held in odd-numbered years.

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A biennial national conference for adults in youth ministry held in even-numbered years.


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