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NFCYM Webinars

These one-hour formational events are a member service offered free of charge to all ministry leaders and volunteers. All webinars are recorded. A link to the webinar recording is sent to all registered after the session is completed so be sure to register even if you cannot attend the live session.

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Considerations for Engaging Cultural Groups in National Dialogue Conversations

Monday, October 29, 2:00 PM ET


  • Timone Davis, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago.

  • Fr. Alejandro Lopez Cardinale, President, La Red (National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana)

  • Darius Villalobos, Director of Multicultural Ministry, National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

  • Fr. Binh Nguyen, SVD, General Chaplain, Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement in the USA

  • Panel Moderator: Don Boucher, Co-Chair of the National Dialogue Core Team and Director of the Office of Faith Formation, Diocese of Davenport

The needs, customs, traditions, and practices of various cultures present us with additional considerations for hosting and conducting conversations for the National Dialogue. In this webinar, a panel of multicultural leaders will share their advice on making these conversations welcoming and respectful of the cultural backgrounds of participants.


The National Study of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders – Part II: What Did We Learn and How Should We Respond?

Tuesday, October 30 at 2:00 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale and a Panel of Ministry Leaders

There is a changing of the guard, so to speak, underway in Catholic Youth Ministry leadership, as the Baby Boomers retire and Millennials now are the majority of youth ministry leaders. This webinar will take a deep dive into the major findings of this study and serves as a follow-up to a previous webinar that shared the data from the study on a variety of demographics, and issues including salaries. Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale, the principal researcher on the study, will engage a panel of experts that range from Millennials to Boomers to reflect on the implications for the field of Catholic Youth Ministry.

Please note: The full-report on this study will be available to NFCYM members in October 2018. If you did not attend the first webinar, please consider watching the recording prior to this webinar.

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Spirituality Once-Removed

December 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST
Presenter:  Mike Patin        Moderator:  Alison Pope

Much of our time and effort is spent on soul care and spiritual formation of others. But how do we, as ministers, open OUR minds hearts and bodies to create space for God? Near-spiritual experiences are not enough.

Mike has worked in ministry settings since 1984, first as a high school teacher and coach, and then in diocesan ministry for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Since 2003, he has worked full time as a speaker and “faith horticulturist.” Throughout his ministry, Mike Patin has been privileged to speak to groups ranging from 10 to 23,000 in over 130 dioceses in the U.S. and Canada. He has spoken at parish missions, conferences, rallies, retreats, leadership institutes, and in-services, addressing youth, adults, families, clergy, seminarians, school faculties, businesses, athletic teams and hospital staffs. Mike lives in Lafayette, LA, with his wife, Marlene, and his daughter, Megan.

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