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NFCYM to Receive Vocations Award
Brother Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, executive director of the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) has announced NFCYM as the 2012 recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award. The NRVC cited that by "recognizing the baptismal call of each person to discipleship and ministry and affirming the gifts and charisms of young people, NFCYM maintains a strong vocation component in their programming, outreach, and work with our Catholic youth. Most notably, this is especially evident in the expanding 'vocation village' at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) where over 25,000 youth gather to celebrate their Catholic faith. In their operation of committees and increased collaboration with NRVC, NFCYM demonstrates that vocation ministry is integral to their mission and is committed to exposing young people to religious life and priesthood as a fulfilling life choice. Dr. Robert McCarty, executive director of NFCYM, will accept this award on behalf of his organization on November 4 at the closing banquet of the 2012 NRVC convocation. On behalf of NRVC, I would like to congratulate NFCYM and all of their members for their exemplary sharing in the mission of NRVC." (02/24/12)
It's Our Thirtieth Anniversary: Celebrate and Pray with the NFCYM!
Thirty years ago, on January 20, 1982 at 11:17 a.m. in Malvern, Pennsylvania, a unanimous vote on a new name and structure by the National CYO Federation Advisory Board brought to life the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).
Born out of the National CYO Federation at USCC and along with the Girl Scout Committee of the Advisory Board of the National CYO Federation, the newly incorporated NFCYM also included the National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire as a constitutive member.
Recognizing the importance of our founding and the prophetic leaders who created the firm foundation on which we stand, please join us in prayer and thanksgiving for the abundant blessings bestowed upon the NFCYM and the young people we serve.
- See a Short History of the NFCYM with Bob McCarty.
- Download the NFCYM's Thirtieth Anniversary Prayer Card (425 KB)
- Learn More about the NFCYM's History . . .