Responding to Violence: Readings and Resources for Ministry Leaders

News from NFCYM and Beyond

Recent news includes:

  • The meeting of Pope Francis with the International Catholic Conference of Guiding (Girl Scouts)—including NFCYM representatives.
  • Resources for catechesis on current events
  • Date set for the 2016 NFCYM Annual Membership Meeting

For more information, see the full News page.

St. Francis of Assisi: Patron of the Environment

Celebrating Creation, Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis was intrigued by the beauty of the earth and all creatures within, hence we often imagine him surrounded by birds and other animals. He cared for animals and nature in a unique way, not only because they were pleasing to the eye, but also because they were fellow creatures and creations of God.

Visit the St. Francis feast page on to read more

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Resources and organizations of interest:

Resources for Laudato Si


Links will open the conference website

National Catholic Youth Conference

Here I Am Lord • Aquí Estoy Señor
Indianapolis: November 19-21, 2015

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

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

National Catholic Collegiate Conference

Here I Am Lord • Aquí Estoy Señor
Indianapolis: November 19-21, 2015

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Catholic Youth Ministry Source

An extensive collection of resources for Catholic youth ministry leaders.

Catholic Youth Foundation USA (CYFUSA)

Providing the financial resources necessary for promoting effective and innovative youth ministry that will assure a faithful future.

National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders (NACYML)

Promoting the profession of youth ministry for leaders serving in dioceses, parish, schools, and other settings.

National CYO Sports (NCYOS)

Animates Gospel values in Catholic youth sports to encourage young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Catholic Religious Recognitions

The National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts USA and Camp Fire USA (NCCGSCF); programs and resources for scouting and other organizations.

Care for Creation, Care for the Poor

Catholic youth address global climate change.

Strong Catholic Families/Strong Catholic Youth

Focusing on the importance of parents and families in the lives and faith development of youth.

Marketing Opportunities with NFCYM

A site focusing on Exhibiting, Advertising, and Sponsorships with NFCYM.

The NFCYM Speakers/Performers Site

A utility site for speakers and performers at NFCYM conferences to update bios, session descriptions, handouts, etc.

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

A biennial national Catholic youth conference held in odd-numbered years.

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)

A biennial national conference for adults in youth ministry held in even-numbered years.

National Catholic Collegiate Conference (NCCC)

A biennial national conference for Catholic young adults age 18-25, held in conjunction with the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC).


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