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Read here about the latest news from the NFCYM and the Catholic Church that impacts adolescents!
NFCYM Receives ACACIA Award
On June 15, 2013 we were humbled to accept the first ACACIA Award from the National African American Catholic Youth Ministry Network (NAACYMN)! Pictured is M. Annette Turner presenting the award to Bob McCarty.
NCCL's 2013 Catechetical Award
Congratulations to our very own Bob and Maggie McCarty, recipients of NCCL's 2013 Catechetical Award May 15, 2013! Doctors Margaret and Robert McCarty, both D.Min., were described by NCCL as “an exemplary couple who have managed, in their various roles, to have illustrated the six tasks of catechesis, demonstrated the eight components of ministry, and personified the qualities of mature adult faith and discipleship; namely Living Faith, Explicit Faith, and Fruitful Faith.” Read the full press release.
GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chavez Receives the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award
Congrats to GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chavez on receiving the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award and to all the boy and girl scouts who were presented awards by Cardinal Timothy Dolan on April 7, 2013.
NFCYM Receives Vocations Award
During the closing banquet of NRVC's 2012convocation, Bob McCarty accepted the NRVC Harvest Award. National Religious Vocation Conference (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." (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 . . .