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For a Church Evangelizing Youth: Go Out, Accompany, Listen

Powerful Message to U.S. Bishops from Pope Francis’ Representative

At the general assembly of the November meeting of the bishops, Archbishop Christophe Pierre (Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, the personal representative of Pope Francis) offered a powerful reflection “For a Church Evangelizing Youth in a Changing Society.” Read his message in its entirety on the USCCB website.

Prayer, Hope, and Action for Syria

Caritas Internationalis—the Vatican Caritas organization under which Catholic Relief Services (an NFCYM collaborating member) falls—is asking all members to encourage prayer for the people of Syria. In addition, they have prepared a simple yet powerful website on the Syrian crisis.

Find the prayer in this image link or visit the overall campaign website.

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis “has established that in October 2018 the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held, on the theme: ‘Youth, faith and vocational discernment’.”

Read the short bulletin from the Holy See Press Office on the Vatican website. For a longer article, see the coverage on the Crux website.

Called to Witness 2017 Trip to Ethiopia

Called to Witness 2017 Trip to Ethiopia

Called to Witness is an overseas program co-sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and NFCYM. It is designed to provide a short-term, first-hand experience of the developing world for adults serving and working in Catholic youth ministry. Learn more on the Called to Witness page.

Mission, Vision, Values

NFCYM Adopts New Mission, Vision, Values Statements

At the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting in Chicago, The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry approved and adopted new mission, vision, and values statements. These statements are now published in full on this website.

January is Poverty in America Awareness Month

January is Poverty in America Awareness Month

One in six Americans lives in poverty and struggles, living paycheck to paycheck. Christ calls us to serve the poor, and we need to respond in charity. Help break the cycle of poverty by spreading awareness, serving the poor in your community, or partnering with Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to help those in poverty. Resources include:


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National Catholic Youth Conference

Called • Llamados
Indianapolis: November 16-18, 2017

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

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

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