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About Us

The Office of Youth Ministry officially opened in January 2012 to take care of the “crying need” of the Youth and Young adults of the Archdiocese of New York.

We support 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, consulting and events for youth and youth leaders.

Our mission is to inculcate in our youth the awareness that they belong not only to a “universal” Church but also to a parish that needs their involvement and commitment.

We collaborate with all of the other youth initiatives within the archdiocese which include, but are not limited to the Vocations Office, University Apostolate, Young Adult Leaders, Retreat Programs, the Catechetical Office, C.Y.O. and the Superintendent of Schools, etc.

The Office of Youth Ministry is part of the Department of Youth Faith Formation.

Mailing Address:
Office of Youth Ministry
1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Message from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to All of the Youth on the 27th World Youth Day:

“Be enthusiastic witnesses of the new evangelization! Go to those who are suffering and those who are searching, and give them the joy that Jesus wants to bestow. Bring it to your families, your schools and universities, and your workplaces and your friends, wherever you live. You will see how it is contagious. You will receive a hundredfold: the joy of salvation for yourselves, and the joy of seeing God’s mercy at work in the hearts of others. And when you go to meet the Lord on that last day, you will hear him say: “Well done, my good and faithful servant… Come, share your master’s joy” (Mt 25:21).

For full message, click here.