- VIDEO: A lecture by Sean Cardinal O’Malley of Boston on The Eucharist: The Center of Catholic Life (a resource for adults more than teens)
- VIDEO: Fr. Barron on Evangelizing with the Heart of a Shepherd
- VIDEO: YouTube Video of fourth grader ski-jumping for the first time
- PRAYER: St. Pio Prayer of Trust and Confidence
1 John 4:18
2 Timothy 1:6-8
- SCRIPTURE/CATECHISM: CCC 717-730
- Seven Names for the Holy Spirit that You Probably Didn’t Know
- Pentecost Reflection by Sr. Denise Pyles, RSCJ
- PRAYER: Engage in a 3-Minute retreat on The Good Shepherd ( English/ Spanish)
- READING/RESOURCES: Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd We Need
- VIDEO: Just a bunch of joyful brothers Renewal in Motion by the Capuchin Friars of the Renewal
- PRAYER: Pope Francis’ Prayer from Evangelii Gaudium
- READING/RESOURCES: Consider reading Surprised by Joy, the autobiography of C.S. Lewis
- PRAYER: Via Dolorosa: Stations for Your Way of Sorrow from Busted Halo
- A great infographic explaining what happens during the Easter Triduum
- 40 Days of Grace Youth Night – This youth ministry night focuses on preparing the youth individually and as a community for Lent with a special emphasis in participating in the diocesan initiative “40 Days of Grace.” This initiative encourages youth and youth ministries to engage in intentional acts of prayer, fasting, alms giving, and service during Lent. This session is appropriate for groups from 15 to 150.
- PRAYER: Holy Hour with readings and prayers for an end to hunger from Catholic Relief Services
- READING/RESOURCES: Catholic Relief Services faith-sharing resource that will reflect on how we receive nourishment and are call to feed the hungry
For More Information:
Special Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 800-809-3902 ext. 230
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- Catholic Answers Chastity Outreach – All you want to know regarding our church teaching regarding chastity as well as blunt and honest answers as to why we are worth waiting form
- Catholic Charities Find Help App – Catholic Charities New York has developed an app called Find Help to help you find resources when and where you need them. Check out their website for more information and to download the app.
- Catholic NYC – The Young Adult website to network and stay connected with all events and activities for Young Adults in the New York Area.
- Catholic Youth Ministry Hub – The Catholic Youth Ministry Hub is dedicated to bringing you the latest news, resources, and more in Catholic Youth Ministry.
- Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (CYFM) – A community that serves and provides support to parishes through retreats, leadership training, outreach programs, etc.
- Center for Ministry Development – The Center for Ministry Development provides training, resources and consultation for pastoral ministry and catechesis with youth, young adults, families, and the intergenerational community.
- Corazon Puro – Corazón Puro is an Apostolate that focuses on formation on the truth & meaning of human sexuality in the light of CHRIST through a theology of the body.
- La Red National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana – The National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (La Red) is an inclusive association of Roman Catholic Church organizations and pastoral ministers committed to the evangelization, holistic development, and ongoing support and formation of Hispanic youth and young adults in the United States.
- Lifeteen– A Eucharistic-based ministry known primarily for their parish-based Life Teen program for high school teenagers that is used by over 1200 Catholic parishes around the world. Also an online community for Catholic teenagers.
- Marist Brothers Center at Esopus The Marist Brothers’ Center at Esopus is a place where a Marist approach to ministry, formation, and service work together to evangelize young people and adults. Their facilities are available for groups to reserve for retreats and events.
- Ministerio Juvenil (Centro Catolico Carismatico) – Bilingual (English/Spanish) retreats and events for youth ages 14 and up.
- National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry – The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, participates in the mission of the Catholic Church by advocating for and supporting Catholic youth ministry on the national, diocesan, and local level.
- National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders – A professional organization of ordained and lay ecclesial ministers dedicated to the field of youth ministry
- Pallottine Teenage Federation – A ministry of the Pallotine Apostolic Ministry that offers retreat programs, leadership develop, parish ministry consultation, and youth events throughout the Archdiocese of New York.
- Pray as You Go – Daily prayer for your MP3 player.
- Project YM – They seek to equip youth ministers with what they need to do ministry better through resources, blogs, and virtual conferences and conversations.
- Spirit and Song – A virtual faith community, a place where Christians of all ages can experience faith-building music, online prayers, devotions and much more.
- Youth 2000 NY – Youth2000NY is a retreat held by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in various parishes in New York. It aims to draw the youth closer to our Lord.