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News to Use From Our Pastoral Offices

Adult Faith Formation: New York Catholic Bible Summit

New York Catholic Bible Summit 2021, We are people of hope!

We are less than a month away! Our well-known speakers will present on topics related to the Sacred Scriptures, evangelization, and this year’s theme of hope. We are honored to announce that we will have Sherry Anne Weddell as our keynote speaker. As supportive speakers, we will have Fr. Giuseppe Maria Siniscalchi, Fr. Dempsey Rosales Acosta, Ms. Bertha Peralta, and Fr. José Antonio Caballero LC for the English track. Our Spanish keynote speaker is Ximena DeBroeck. As supportive speakers, we will have Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta, Bertha Peralta, Fr. José Antonio Caballero, and Marisally Santiago. Click here to learn more.

Please share the attached flyer with your parishioners! 

Adult Faith Formation: Upcoming Workshops

The Welcome Back Evangelization Workshop is an archdiocesan effort to assist parishioners in re-integrating into active parish life. This workshop will be presented as a webinar on Tuesday, June 29th, at 7:00 PM.

ManUp New York, our Archdiocesan Men’s Conference in collaboration with ManUp ministries, will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

In collaboration with Fordham University, our Office provides Enlighten: Faith Education for Today’s Catholic, an online option for learning the foundations of our faith.

Communications and Marketing: Back to MassNY Campaign

As our churches open and restrictions are being lifted, we want to encourage our parishioners to head back to Mass. We invite you to join our #BackToMassNY campaign and have included graphics and suggested copy for your use.


Suggested social media copy: We’ve missed you and welcome you with open arms. Join us and celebrate Mass as one community this Sunday. We thank God for getting us through these past fourteen months. Now, it’s time to get back to Mass 

Your parishioners and your pages can also use our Facebook Frame to proudly show others that they are heading back to Mass.

Instructions on Facebook Frame

  • Go to
  • Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your Page.
  • Search for a frame by entering the #BackToMassNY or looking for the Archdiocese of New York as the creator.
  • Choose the frame you want to use from the results.
  • Click ‘Use as Profile Picture’

Additional Resources: 

You can also create your own videos on why they are coming back to Mass and to share on your parish’s Facebook page. Check out this video from our Adult Faith Formation office:

More information can be found here: 

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Office of Black Ministry: The Pierre Toussaint Scholars Program

The Pierre Toussaint Scholars Program (PTSP) and the Office of Black Ministry (OBM) are proud to announce the incoming class of Pierre Toussaint Scholars -17 college-bound, student-leaders of diverse cultural, ethnic and national backgrounds; from various high schools (Catholic, public, and private schools), and members of various Archdiocesan parishes. These new scholars were chosen from an applicant pool of very talented, very involved high school seniors, based upon three major criteria: academic excellence, involvement in the church community, and engagement in service to others.

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Hispanic Ministry: Year of St. Joseph Zoom Reflections Schedule

Our Year of St. Joseph Zoom presentations have been a great success, including the most recent meeting on May 28 with Carmen Galecio-Vera. The full schedule of upcoming events in the Year of Saint Joseph Zoom reflection series can be found below.

Join us on June 25 at 8 PM for a presentation with Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Peru. Zoom ID: 824 6346 3054

Development: 2022 CAT Updates

By this point, your Appeal campaign manager should have contacted you about 2022 CAT updates. At best, mailing to those who are no longer at the parish is a waste of time and financial resources, and at worst, is potentially upsetting for our parishioners, especially our deceased brothers and sisters. The Development Office continues to collaborate with Data Center to make sure that we are capturing your updates accurately and in a timely fashion. In effort to make the process a bit easier for all parties this year, please read the following Q&A’s that detail our new process.

Family Life: National NFP Awareness Week (July 25 – July 31, 2021)

I am pleased to share some opportunities for you to support and celebrate National NFP Awareness Week (July 25 – July 31, 2021). To focus attention on Natural Family Planning (Fertility Awareness), and to promote God’s plan for married love during this week, below are some resources that you may find helpful to use or reference.

Liturgy Office: June 2021 Newsletter

The June 2021 Liturgy Office newsletter is now available. Click here to read Volume 8.3 of Liturgy Update online, or download directly below.

Respect Life: Care & Prepare: End-of-Life Education

Care & Prepare is a new 30-minute educational video on end-of-life ethics and care, available for free on YouTube with subtitles in Spanish and other languages.

Saint Joseph’s Seminary: New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

St. Joseph’s Seminary and College, the center of formation for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, announced two new online degree and certificate programs. Starting this fall, St. Joseph’s will offer an online Master of Arts in Theology degree and an online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Theology to qualified laity, religious, and clergy. Learn more about the Online MA in Theology Program here and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Theology here.

Saint Joseph’s Seminary: Dr. Scott Hahn Public Lecture – Saint Joseph & the Eucharist

Join us on Friday, October 1, 2021, 7:00 PM at Saint Joseph’s Seminary Prayer Hall for Saint Joseph’s Seminary & College Public Lecture with Dr. Scott Hahn: “Saint Joseph & the Eucharist.” Suggested Donation: $20.00

Saint Joseph’s Seminary: Schola – Advent and Christmas Concert

St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola Cantorum presents an Advent & Christmas Concert on December 4 and 5. Save the dates to join us during this year of St. Joseph, in celebration of the Seminary’s 125th anniversary.

Saint Joseph’s Seminary: Monsignor John Meier – The Historical Jesus: An Overview

Join us on February 3, 2022 at Saint Joseph’s Seminary Prayer Hall for Saint Joseph’s Seminary & College Public Lecture with Msgr. John Meier: “The Historical Jesus: An Overview” starting with a reception at 6:30 PM and a lecture presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Suggested Donation: $20.00

Young Adult Outreach: Love & Responsibility NYC 2021

This year, Love & Responsibility is extended! Tuesdays this summer, from June 22 – August 31, young adults will have the opportunity to hear from speakers on relationships and other topics relevant to modern men and women everywhere… all under the stars in a gorgeous outdoor garden in the East Village. Bring a friend, meet new friends, and learn how to build authentic, loving relationships with Love & Responsibility in NYC. See you there! RSVP via Eventbrite is required.

Youth Faith Formation: Youth Minister’s Summer Kickoff

We are looking forward to meeting in-person again and what better way to gather back together than with a special celebration to kick off our summer! We are excited to begin a yearly tradition of highlighting adult leaders for their contributions in youth ministry and their support of the mission of the Office of Youth Ministry. Join us on Saturday, June 19th 11 AM – 3 PM at St. Joseph’s Seminary. We will be acknowledging the remarkable job that both Mr. Tom Brinkmann, former Executive Director of Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries, and Mrs. Andrea Tighe, integral leader of Pallotine Teenage Federation, have done in bringing thousands of youth to an encounter with Jesus Christ.  Join us for some socially distanced games, great food, and conversation. RSVP here.

Youth Faith Formation: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training 2021

We are excited to announce training for Catechesis for Good Shepherd (CGS) Level One. CGS uses the Montessori method to actively engage young people in a hands-on engagement and reflection on the Scripture and Liturgy. Level One trains catechists for ages 3 to 6 years old. Starting in September, monthly Saturday sessions will be held from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Holy Name of Mary in Croton-on-Hudson.