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News to Use from Our Pastoral Offices

Adult Faith Formation: Formed Evaluation 

As you know, the archdiocese has been working with the Augustine Institute to provide FORMED to parishes. With the help of a generous benefactor, we have provided FORMED access to many parishes for the last three years. 

Thank you to all making good use of this tool in their ministries. Today we invite you to help evaluate the last three years of subscription, with the hope of making greater use of this ever-growing platform of faith-enriching content.

Adult Faith Formation: New York Catholic Bible Summit

Location to be announced. Registration is now open. Visit

Family Life: Recovery Sunday

Recovery Sunday is a national day of prayer for those suffering from addictions – which statistics tell us is more than 20 million Americans. Recovery Sunday is a reminder of the plight of those dealing with addiction and recovery and those who love and support them. Most importantly, the observance is a powerful vehicle for prayer for families and communities in need.

Pastors:  Please consider designating a weekend in September as Recovery Sunday in your parish. The letter linked to below includes suggested bulletin announcements, prayers of the faithful and ideas for activities.

Hispanic Ministry: St. Martin de Porres Mass 

Join us for this special Mass and to welcome Cardinal Pedro Barreto, Archbishop of Huancato, Peru – who will be serving as the main celebrant – to the Archdiocese of New York.

Sunday, July 28
4:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Hispanic Ministry: Programas Religiosos en Español/Religious Programs in Spanish

  • Los domingos, 6:30 a.m.: Misa en español, Univision (Revise sus listados locales)
  • Los domingos, 8:00 a.m.: HORA CATÓLICA, Radio WADO (1280 AM) – Liturgia de la Palabra, noticias y chat en vivo con P. Ato.

Hispanic Ministry: Calendario de Liturgias Hispanas/Calendar of Hispanic Liturgies


  • Sunday, July 28, 4:00 p.m.: St. Martin de Porres
  • Sunday, September 8, 4:00 p.m.: Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre/ Our Lady of Charity
  • Sunday, September 15, 4:00 p.m.: Nuestra Señora de Coromoto/Our Lady of Coromoto 

Young Adult Outreach: Love & Responsibility Series

There are still two more chances for young adults of the archdiocese to join world-renowned speakers from across the country to discuss all things “relationship.” Each event includes a live concert with wine!

  • Tuesday, July 23: Matt Fradd with music by John Paul Von Arx
  • Wednesday, July 31: Jason Evert with music by Sarah Kroger

Events are held in the Immaculate Conception Parish outdoor garden in the East Village: 414 East 14th St., New York, NY.

For more, visit the event page on Facebook. 

Youth Faith Formation: Models for Parish Religious Education

In an ever-changing environment, we want to help parishes effectively form young people and their families for discipleship. Catechesis is “the totality of the Church’s effort to make disciples” (CCC 4), and religious education is a critical component. Effective religious education focuses on the cognitive (head), affective (heart) and behaviors (hands); evangelizes, teaches and forms disciples. We hope that the multiple models presented in this booklet will provide the tools and flexibility to design programs that respond to the realities of our communities.

Youth Faith Formation: Forum for Catechesis and Youth Ministry COME & SEE / VEN Y VE

For catechists, religious education leaders, youth ministers and all interested adults – a day of inspiration to enrich the religious education of children and youth.

SATURDAY | OCTOBER 5            
Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx
(English and Spanish)

Sacred Heart Church, Monroe 
(Orange Co.)
English (& select workshops in Spanish) 

Principal celebrant at both forums: Most Reverend Gerald T. Walsh

$20 per person. Registration opens in August at

Youth Faith Formation: Upcoming Events for Youth Ministers

Starting Smart: Introduction to Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of NY
Do you have a new youth minister? Is your new associate doing youth ministry? Do you want to know how to engage youth in ministry at your parish? Starting Smart will cover: 

  • Foundations of effective ministry with young people
  • Understanding the needs, dreams and faith of today’s teens 
  • Strategic visioning and planning
  • Critical professional guidelines for ministry with teens

Saturday, September 7, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Ossining, NY

Youth Faith Formation: New York Catholic Youth Day

Registration is NOW OPEN! There will be hundreds of teens in attendance at this inspiring annual event that includes service, music, speakers, Mass and time to be with friends and make new ones.

It’s also a wonderful opportunity to extend the work pastors and parish staff do each week to open the hearts and minds of our teens to God’s love.

This year’s theme – Speak Up! – is all about using your voice for good. First, to speak up towards God! Pray to Him, ask Him for help, thank Him, challenge Him – He’s there for you no matter what. And then, speak up for injustice.  

Your relationships with families in your community are so valuable. Can you help us connect to teens in your parish?