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Youth Ministry Tools and Websites

Check out the accordion below for great tools and websites to support the teens of the Archdiocese of New York.

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. LifeTeen is also an online community for Catholic teenagers.

  • What Will Heaven Be Like?: Fulfillment will only come when we orient our hearts towards the home we are eternally destined for. But this begs the question, what will heaven actually be like? What does that eternal destiny mean?
  • A Guide to a Social Media Fasting: So why fast from social media? For the same reasons above: you might be a bit too attached to it and fasting from it will help you learn and practice the reality that God alone is enough.
  • Things the Bible Won’t Tell You: We’re looking for an answer. We toss up a Hail Mary, close our eyes, open the Bible…and point. Bible Roulette. The answer to all of life’s questions. Right? Wrong. So wrong, y’all.

For More Information:

Shelby O’Sullivan
Special Initiatives Coordinator
Email: sosullivan@lifeteen.com
Phone: 800-809-3902 ext. 230
www.lifeteen.com

Music Resources

Interlinc

Youth Ministry’s Premiere Music & Media Service!  The Office of Youth Ministry has partnered with Interlinc to provide you with the best new music & videos for your youth ministry. 

This resource will help support your youth group sessions, aid in creating ministry playlists, worship resources, mainstream music & movie discussion guides, and provide direct contact with artists.

To sign up for an Interlinc membership through the Archdiocese of New York, contact Cynthia Psencik at Cynthia.Psencik@archny.org

 

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.

Websites for Youth Ministry Resources and Networks
  • Catholic Youth Ministry Hub – The Catholic Youth Ministry Hub is dedicated to bringing you the latest news, resources, and more in Catholic Youth Ministry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lente Católico – Lente Católico ofrece información auténtica y entretenida sobre el pensamiento católico, la espiritualidad y la práctica de la fe. Para ello, contamos con un talentoso equipo de escritores, anfitriones con
    carisma y calidez, y teólogos expertos. El resultado: una colección de videos creativos que informan, entretienen e inspiran a la audiencia.
  • 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.
  • Project YM – They seek to equip youth ministers with what they need to do ministry better through resources, blogs, and virtual conferences and conversations.
Local Ministries, Camps, and Retreat Centers
  • Camp Veritas – A sleep away camp which provides a journey to Christ and a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith through an intense fellowship immersion with other youth. Daytime activities focus on fun team-building activities such as swimming, sports, and much more! Evening activities include focused spiritual instruction and discussion, energetic music for praise and worship, daily Mass, testimonies, and Adoration.
  • Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (CYFM) – In the spirit and tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM) is rebuilding today’s Catholic Church by reaching out to young people and their families through retreats, parish ministry, and service to the poor. Lives are changed. The CYFM community nurtures faith, takes action through service to those in need, and magnifies God’s love in the world.
  • 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.
  • Fearless Ministries – Fearless Ministries is a retreat outreach dedicated to leading teens to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.  Through three-day retreat experiences that include engaging talks, lively praise and worship, fun-filled activities, and friendship building, we inspire young people to live and proclaim the Gospel with joy! For additional information, please visit our FAQ page.
  • 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.
  • El Centro (Centro Catolico Carismatico) – Bilingual (English/Spanish) retreats and events for youth ages 14 and up. Desde 1978, el Centro Carismático Católico Hispano de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York ofrece retiros espirituales de fin de semana y formación en la religión católica desde el corazón del Bronx.
  • Pallottine Teenage Federation – A ministry of the Pallottine Apostolic Ministry that offers retreat programs, leadership development, parish ministry consultation, and youth events throughout the Archdiocese of New York.
Prayer Resources
  • Bible In A Year – Join Fr. Mike Schmitz as he takes you through the entire Bible in a year on the daily podcast. Available in all your podcast apps.
  • Hallow AppHallow is a prayer app that offers guided meditation sessions to help us grow in our faith & spiritual lives and find peace in God.
  • Pray as You Go – Daily prayer for all your portable audio devices.
Get Help and Find Answers
  • 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 for.
  • 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
For Graduating High School Seniors

Are you graduating from high school and wondering how to connect with others in your faith after you leave high school? Check out the Catholic NYC website for young adults to network and stay connected with all events and activities for Young Adults in the New York area.

Also, check out their list of events, groups, and other great ways to connect.

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