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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

Happy Easter friends!

What a gift to be able to share in the joy of the resurrection of our Lord with you all. We are an Easter people and Hallelujah is our song! We continue to give thanks to God for the joy of this ministry that we share.

Last month, we had around 50 teens join us for Spring into Action virtual workshop on wellness and self-care. We can’t wait to join the many more that will be attending New York Catholic Youth Day on May 1st. Make sure to reserve a spot for your teens. Space is limited! We are also excited to continue journeying with you through the youth ministry cohorts, regional networks, team trainings and especially this Fall when we relaunch our DOMUS invitation for parishes looking to start youth ministry. More information coming soon!

As we celebrate these 50 days of Easter, I am comforted by the words of our Holy Father yesterday during his Urbi et Orbi message: “Amid the many hardships we are enduring, let us never forget that we have been healed by the wounds of Christ (cf. 1 Pet 2:24). In the light of the Risen Lord, our sufferings are now transfigured.” Amen and alleluia!

Know of my prayers for you for a joyous and healthy Easter season!

Cynthia Psencik
Director, Office of Youth Ministry

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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 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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