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Initiatives | Building Momentum Together

Adult Faith Formation Office | Adult Confirmation Spring Program

This program is designed for practicing adult (18+) Catholics seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, who have been baptized, have received their first Holy Communion, and have been educated in the Catholic faith through Catholic Schools or religious education programs. Through presentations, group discussion, reflection and prayer, the sessions will cover Sacred Scripture and Tradition, the Creed, prayer and spirituality, the Church, Catholic social teaching and the meaning of the sacrament of Confirmation. Classes begin April 12. Register at

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Adult Faith Formation Office | Advent and Lent Nights of Mercy

During the season of Advent, the Church prepares for the Lord’s Nativity and looks forward to his Second Coming at the end of the ages. During Lent, she prepares for the celebration of Christ’s Death and Resurrection. As a part of these unique moments of grace in the life of the Church, Catholic communities customarily offer expanded opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance. During the National Eucharistic Revival, communities are encouraged to incorporate Eucharistic adoration as well, inspired by the tradition of “Nights of Mercy.”

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Adult Faith Formation Office | Eucharistic Revival

We thank you for all your work and effort to bring a renewed love for the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. We are hearing many powerful testimonies of the ways people are having a profound encounter through all of your work! If you have events happening at your parish that you would like to share, please send the information to [email protected]. You can visit our website for more details on upcoming events, resources, and an opportunity for people to share their testimony.

Adult Faith Formation Office | RCIA Lenten Day of Prayer and Reflection

The Office of Adult Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of New York invites all parish adult RCIA Elect with their Godparents, RCIA Candidates with their Sponsors, and RCIA team members to a Lenten day of prayer and refection. Come join those entering the Lenten journey for the first time and those who accompany them for a day of fellowship, private prayer, communal prayer, reflection and group discussion. For more information and registration, visit, call 646-794-2851, or email [email protected]

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Family Life Office | Strong Catholic Families / Fortaleciendo Familias

To continue the discussions initiated at our Engage – Educate – Encourage meetings held these past few months, the Office of Family Life urges all pastors, priests, deacons, religious, catechetical and pastoral leaders, family life coordinators, and all interested parishioners to attend a Strong Catholic Families – Partnering with Parents event. Strong Catholic Families helps church leaders envision how the Catholic Church can more effectively partner with parents to help foster Catholic family life. Please register at

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Respect Life Office | 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout our Archdiocese starting on February 22 and concluding April 2. This is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. Nearly 23,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns. To learn more, visit

Youth Faith Formation Office | Boldly Forming Disciples: Boosting Parish Religious Education and Youth Ministry Participation

The parishes of the Archdiocese of New York minister to 2.81 million Catholics. That means that there are approximately 700,000 young people under the age of 18 in our parish communities. However, less than 100,000 are ministered to by our parish religious education, youth ministries, and Catholic schools. There are tools parishes can use to boost participation in parish faith formation: religious education and youth ministry. If your parish wants personalized assistance in boosting your participation, please contact [email protected]

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