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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.

Resources for Re-Opening Youth Ministry

We know that planning and rebuilding parish youth ministry can be a daunting task to assist with your parish planning we have published Safe and Sound: Guidelines and Procedures for Holding On-Site Parish Religious Education and Youth Ministry Programs. For those parishes looking to engage teens using digital platforms we have created special deck of resources. If you need immediate support please email us at:

COVID-19 Cluster Restrictions

In response to recent surges in COVID cases NY State has made restrictions within the archdiocese. Below you will find a hyperlink to the most up-to-date response from our office:

Update: In response to some of the frequently asked questions, the following addendum and screening form are available to assist you in holding ministry at your parish. Be sure to read this addendum as it is an extension of the guidelines.

Original Post: In August, “Safe and Sound: Guidelines and Procedures for Holding On-site Religious Education and Youth Ministry were shared with all parishes. and you should have received a copy of these guidelines by email from Cynthia on Wednesday August 5,2020.”  You can download the PDF here. This document outlines the required procedures for parish communities that desire to hold on-site religious education and youth ministry gatherings.

Advent Day of Reflection

Resources for Parents & Families:

Bi-lingual Family Faith Resources Click the Link Below:

Family Faith at Home

Youth Ministry Cohorts

& Regional Meetings

Our Regional Coordinators are working in collaboration with Marathon Youth Ministry to lead cohort meetings with youth ministers across the archdiocese. The goal of the cohorts is to provide opportunities for youth ministers to build fellowship, gain leadership skills and trainings and ultimately foster local leadership within the regions of the archdiocese. On a quarterly basis our regional coordinators additionally offer opportunities for our youth ministers to collaborate together to build opportunities for inter parish collaboration and regional planning.

Southern Regional Cohorts 

  • September 28 at 7:30 PM
  • October 26 at 7:30 PM
  • November 23 at 7:30 PM

Northern Regional Cohorts

  • October 19 at 7:30 PM
  • November 16 at 7:30 PM

Upcoming Youth Events and Formation Opportunities

Youth Ministry: How do we get started

NYCYD 2019 – Highlight Reel

NYCYD 2019

Stay Connected

Are you a youth minister or adult volunteer? If you want to stay connected to our the latest office news and updates join our mailing list. We send out regular communication regarding youth ministry on local, regional, and national levels. If you would like to join click the link below.

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Contact Us

Office of Youth Ministry

1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Fax: 212-980-1035

Cynthia Psencik, Director

Phone: (646) 794-2853

Daniel Genn, Associate Director

Phone: (646) 794-2852

Stephen Eguino, Northern Regional Coordinator (North of Yonkers)

Phone: (646) 221-8492

Christopher Rivera, Southern Regional Coordinator (South of Yonkers)

Phone: (646) 221-8856

Giselle Roldan – Administrative Assistant

Phone: (646) 794-2692