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Youth Faith Formation

The Department of Youth Faith Formation encompasses the Catechetical Office and Youth Ministry. Collaboratively, these offices work with parishes and parish leaders to support young people (grades Pre-K to 12) and their families encounter Christ and grow in their Catholic faith. The Department provides training, resources, consultation, networking and events. For ministry with young people in pre-K to 8th grade and their families, visit the Catechetical Office pages. For ministry with young people in 9-12th grade and their families, visit the Office of Youth Ministry pages.

 “Catholics—parents and young people—unfortunately consider the Sacrament of Confirmation to be ‘graduation’ from catechesis. Faith formation is a lifelong process, and it is our hope and belief that we can better serve our youth by bringing the Catechetical and Youth Ministry offices together. Rather than ‘ticking off the box’ of Confirmation and then disappearing, we hope we can better encourage the alumni of our catechetical programs to blend into the many programs offered by the Office of Youth Ministry.” 

Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Staff
Ela Milewska
Executive Director
646-794-2821
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Sr. Joan Curtin, CND
Director, Catechetical Office
646-794-2849
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Cynthia Psencik
Director, Office of Youth Ministry
646-794-2853
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James Connell
Director of Digital Learning and Technology
646-794-2808
Contact by Email

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