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2023 Forums for Catechesis and Youth Ministry

The 2023 Forums for Catechesis and Youth Ministry are a great opportunity for parish catechists, youth ministry team members, directors/coordinators of religious education, youth ministry coordinators, campus ministers, religion teachers, and clergy to grow in and celebrate together the calling to pass on the faith to young people and their families!

Cardinal Spellman High School
One Cardinal Spellman Pl. | Bronx, NY

8:30 am – 4:15 pm

Keynote Speaker (English)

Deacon, author, radio host, revivalist and retired businessman, Deacon Art Miller is the fomer director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford. A nationally known preacher of God’s Holy Scripture, he has traveled throughout the country raising the need of conversion to “Radical Love”. The kind of self-denying love that can only be accomplished through the grace and power offered to us through Jesus Christ.  

Keynote Speaker (Spanish)

On May 17, 2003, Bishop Joseph Espaillat was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Egan. After his ordination, he was assigned to a pastoral position at Our Lady of Queen of Martyrs Parish in Washington Heights in Manhattan. In 2007, he became parochial vicar, then administrator and finally pastor of St. Peter’s Parish in Yonkers.  In 2012, he was appointed as director of youth ministry for the archdiocese. In 2022, he was installed as an auxilliary for the Archdiocese of New York. Bishop Joe has a passion for evangelization and for young people. He is a dynamic preacher that has inspired people around the world.


Sacred Heart/St. Patrick Catholic Church
26 Still Road | Monroe, NY

8:30 am – 4:15 pm

Keynote Speaker

Julianne Stanz is an author, speaker, and the Director of Discipleship and Parish Life for the Diocese of Green Bay which oversees the offices of young adult ministry, evangelization, Divine Worship, discipleship and Hispanic Ministry. She is passionate, dedicated and committed to creating a culture of intentional discipleship in our homes, parishes and communities.