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Adolescent Formation / Youth Ministry

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


Youth Ministers’ Conference: Saturday, September 25, 2021The September Youth Ministry Conference is cancelled. However, a virtual gathering with be scheduled on a date that will be announced.

The 2021 Forum for Youth Ministry and Catechesis – Bronx: Saturday, October 16, 2021

The 2021 Forum for Youth Ministry and Catechesis – Goshen: Saturday, October 23, 2021

National Catholic Youth Conference Virtual Experience
November 18-20, 2021

Advent Day of Prayer
Saturday, December 4, 2021

Stay Connected

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 Department

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 our parishes are doing to serve the youth of our archdiocese? This information will help us improve the events, training, and formation we offer for the youth and the wonderful adults who serve them.

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