NFCYM Webinars


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One-hour formational events hosted by NFCYM and presented free to ministry leaders and volunteers as part of our mission to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

All webinars are recorded. A link to the webinar recording is sent to all registered after each session so be sure to register even if you cannot attend the live session.

Search for dozens of previous webinar recordings under these categories:

  • Evangelization & Catechesis

  • Leadership Development

  • Ministry Models and Methods

  • Parents and Families

  • Pastoral Care

  • Prayer and Spirituality

  • Social Justice and Service

  • Theology and Church Documents

  • Workplace Issues and Professional Development

  • Youth Research, Development and Culture

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Armando Cervantes

Armando Cervantes

Cynthia Psencik

Cynthia Psencik

Youth Ministry and Pastoral Juvenil - See the Spanish version of this Webinar HERE Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 3:30 PM ET

Presented by Armando Cervantes and Cynthia Psencik Moderated by Veronica Lopez Salgado

In working with and serving young people (adolescents and young adults) it is very important to recognize, understand, and accompany the leaders of Pastoral Juvenil and Youth Ministry. Since both models respond to the needs of young people as well as meets them where they are, it is important to know and appreciate the variety and diversity of gifts that Pastoral Juvenil and Youth ministry offer. It is also important to recognize the differences that exist in leadership styles and work together towards a common vision in our ministries. This webinar will look at the similarities and differences in Pastoral Juvenil and Youth Ministry and provide you tips for better collaboration and accompaniment in your parishes, dioceses, and other ministry settings.


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Get Families Talking about Relationships, Sex, and Safety
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET

Presented by Dr. Kathie Amidei and Sister Kieran Sawyer
Moderated by Jane Angha

Parents want to have meaningful conversations about important topics, but they don’t always know how to do that. By harnessing the power of parental love, we can encourage them to guide their children in matters of life, faith, and morals. Help the families of your parish to have these critical conversations in healthy and effective ways. How can you engage parents in discussions with their children that they would not have on their own? How do we help them to start early, building the small steps of trust children need so that they will discuss important issues with their parents when they reach their teens? Join us as we explore, “how to get families talking!”

Sister Kieran Sawyer is nationally known for her creative work in youth ministry, adolescent catechesis, and chastity education. Over the years she has taught religion at all levels of grade and high school, in Catholic schools and in Religious Education Programs, and has presented numerous workshops and programs for religion teachers, catechists, and youth ministers across the country. Sister Kieran is a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province. Dr. Kathie Amidei is parish pastoral associate, a catechetical consultant for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and a national speaker for Our Sunday Visitor. She writes a regular column for the Catholic Herald, Milwaukee newspaper.


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Falling into Grace- An Advent Retreat
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET

Presented by Steve Angrisano
Moderated by Lisa Gomes

As ministers, it’s especially easy to feel the pressure to “do good”. We become discouraged because so many things seem to depend on us; we find ourselves propping up a lot of people and programs and that can become dangerously exhausting.  You are invited to take one hour during the busy Advent season to step back and breathe deeply and allow yourself to fall into God’s grace. Falling Into Grace is a unique webinar opportunity for ministry leaders to remember to make space for Grace; to remember that we are effective ministers not because of who we are but who we’re NOT!  In doing this, we become reflections of God’s grace, and messengers of His hope and mercy.

Steve Angrisano is one of the most effective and inspiring ministry leaders in the Church today. The passionate message of faith, hope and love woven throughout his inspiring music and gifted storytelling is an inspiration to all.  He has been featured at countless Parish, Diocesan, and National events. Steve recently received his Masters in Theology from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of theology. Steve’s easy, honest style of ministry is born from whom he is: a committed witness to the life and love of Jesus Christ.


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Ave Maria Press Professional Development Webinars for Parish Ministers

Ave Maria Press offers a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers. Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience. Watch the recordings of more than fifty Ave Maria Press webinars: www.avemariapress.com/webinar-videos/


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