The Key Role Youth Ministry Plays in Vocations to the Priesthood (4/16/15)
Fr. Robert Barron's (rector of Mundelein Seminary and popular speaker) blog Word on Fire published an article summarizing the results of the most recent CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Georgetown University) study of young priests. The findings speak highly of the role of youth ministry programs in their vocational awareness. Read the article on Word on Fire. (You can also read the full report, as linked in this blog, on the USCCB website.)
National Catholic Reporter posts article on Strong Catholic Families Survey (2/25/15)
NCR published an article on the simplified survey for families in church hosted by Strong Catholic Families. Read the article on NCR's website.
Application Deadline for Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification: March 1 (2/20/15)
Applications for candidacy and portfolio completions for consideration to be certified are accepted twice a year. The next deadline is March 1.
- Learn more . . .
- Watch the Video . . .
- Download the National Certification Process and Procedures
- Questions? Contact Bob McCarty
Date Set for the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting (2/6/15)
Mark Your Calendar
The 2016 Membership Meeting is February 2-5 in Chicago. The meeting will be at the Westin O’Hare, in Rosemont, Illinois; rooms are $109 plus tax. During this meeting we will be discussing and voting on proposed changes to the NFCYM in terms of mission, vision, and structure. Your voice is essential in this process! As such, all members are highly encouraged to stay for the entire meeting. Registration will not exceed $325 per person.
A Catechesis for Current Events (1/9/14)
So many issues in the news cry out for a faithful response—most recently, the challenge of racism and criminal justice. Find resources for handling these issues from a faith perspective.