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Office of

Youth Ministry

Office of Youth Ministry

Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor | New York, NY 10022


The Archdiocese of New York Office of Youth Ministry supports parish, school and church leaders in their mission to build young disciples of Jesus Christ.  We do this through trainings, formation of leaders, networking, support, consultation and events for youth and youth ministers.

Message from the Director of the Office of Youth Ministry

Dear Friends,
We are still on a Holy Spirit high New York Catholic Youth Day! What a blessing it was to be able to gather in-person again. Young people gathered to listen to an inspiring talk by Mr. Alex Quiñones, witness from their peers as to what it means to be light, worship with our wonderful house band, and spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Those who were not able to join us in person, were able to participate virtually via our YouTube Channel.
Good news is if you missed it, you can still join the fun in your own time via our YouTube channel.
Thank you to all who joined and supported this year’s NYCYD! I hope that as
Alex said, we all can be encouraged to share our stories of what God has
done in our lives, because you never know if your story will help
another person on their journey towards heaven.

I hope to see you on June 19th for our Summer Kickoff at St. Joseph’s Seminary!
Cynthia Psencik
Director, Office of Youth Ministry

Updated Safe and Sound Guidelines – May 2021

As time progresses, more information will arise and will require new additions to Safe and Sound: Guidelines and
Procedures for Holding On-site Parish Religious Education and Youth Ministry Programs.
These procedures are put into place to help ensure the safety and well-being of the young people and adult leaders.
All procedures are required to be followed if hosting on-site religious education and/or youth ministry.

Check Out the Live Stream Recording of NYCYD

I have made you a light… that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.” Acts 13: 47

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Are you a youth minister or adult volunteer? If you want to stay connected to the latest office news and updates, join our mailing list. We send out regular communication regarding youth ministry on local, regional, and national levels. Sign up here and get connected with the latest from OYMNY.

Update Your Ministry Information with the Office

Are you in charge of ministry to, with, and/or by youth at your parish? Would you please update your information with us so that we have a clear picture of the great work that our parishes are doing to serve the youth of our archdiocese? This information will help us continue to improve the events, trainings, and formation we offer for both the youth and the wonderful adults who serve them.

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