2023 | Catechist Formation Program | Youth Faith Formation Office
Our Catechist Formation Program is starting the new year with a full roster of courses. Take advantage of these formation opportunities and earn your certificate free of charge! For courses and registration information, please visit our Ministry Formation calendar. PLEASE share this with your catechists, catechetical assistants, or even those parents you think are potential catechists!
January 19 | New to New York Meet Up | Young Adult Outreach Office
Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m.
New York Catholic Center, 1011 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022
New to New York and not sure where to start? Come meet fellow newbies and learn what the Young Adult Outreach office in NYC has to offer you. If you’re a seasoned New Yorker but would like to learn more about Catholic young adult events and activities, this is the perfect time to join as well. RSVP is required here. This will be a recurring event, so email [email protected] for information about the next New to NYC meetup! Check out more information on the Facebook event here.
January 19 | National Prayer Vigil | Respect Life Office
The National Prayer Vigil for Life will gather thousands of bishops, priests, seminarians and lay faithful at the National Basilica. The Opening Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Burbidge on Thurs, Jan 19th at 5:30 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a 7:00-8:00 p.m. Holy Hour for Life. A closing Mass for the Vigil will be celebrated at 8am on Friday morning.
January 20 | Mass for New York Pilgrims | Respect Life Office
There will be a special Mass in D.C. for pilgrims from the Archdiocese on the morning of the March for Life. Friday, Jan 20th – 10:30 am St. Patrick’s Church 619 10th St NW Washington, D.C
January 20 | LIFE FEST: Because Love is the Answer | Respect Life Office
Join The Sisters of Life and the Knights of Columbus at Life Fest, a brand-new rally on the morning of the March, featuring dynamic speakers, music, the Holy Mass, and Eucharistic adoration. Perfect for youth and young adults. For more information and tickets visit: lifefest2023.com Jan 20, 2023 – The Entertainment and Sports Center, Washington D.C.
January 20 | March for Life Rally | Respect Life Office
The official March for Life rally, featuring The Chosen’s Jonathan Roumie and NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy begins at 12 noon on the National Mall. There is a pre-rally concert beginning at 11am with the band We are Messengers.
January 20 | March for Life | Respect Life Office
As we approach the 50th annual March for Life, we are at a critical moment in history that demands a new vision. Let’s return to the heart of the matter. The fall of Roe is not the end.
Why do we March? Because love is the answer. Because every human person is made in God’s image. Because our world is crying out for healing. We need each other. Let’s renew our commitment to love.
Here is a listing of Bus Pilgrimages from the Archdiocese of New York.
Are your parishioners attending the March for Life? Consider giving the Blessing of Pro-Life Pilgrims before (or after) their journey.
January 22 & 23 | Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children | Respect Life Office
Although Roe is gone, the need for prayer for the legal protection of unborn children continues and the official USCCB designated “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” remains. It is transferred to Monday Jan 23 this year because Jan 22 falls on a Sunday. However, since Sunday, Jan 22nd, 2023, will mark the 50th anniversary of the egregious Roe decision, it would seem to be an appropriate moment in the Sunday liturgy to thank God for its overturning and to commemorate the lives that have been lost, and continue to be lost here in New York.
January 25 | Evening of Fraternity | Our Lady of Victory & St. Andrew Parish
Father Myles Murphy, pastor of Our Lady of Victory/St. Andrew in the financial district of Manhattan is inviting all priests for an evening of fraternity on Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 pm at a private room at Rory Dolan’s Restaurant Bar, 890 McClean Avenue, Yonkers. A generous benefactor is underwriting the cost. RSVP 917-882-7915 or [email protected].
January 30 | January Theology on Tap | Young Adult Outreach Office
Monday, January 30 7:30 p.m.
Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant, 121 W 45th St New York, NY 10036
Join in for a great talk by Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR! Theology on Tap is an event for Catholic young adults to get together to listen to a speaker, meet new people, and have a drink or two, so join in for an awesome evening! More information available in the Facebook group here. Follow Theology on Tap on Instagram here.
January 31 & February 7 | Bereavement Facilitator Training | Family Life Office
The Office of Family Life announces two separate series of Bereavement Facilitator Training and urges the parishes of the Archdiocese to send interested leaders. Please include this announcement in your parish bulletin, newsletter, and on your parish web site. Our Office of Family Life Pastoral Plan for 2023 calls for continued outreach to parish leaders who are instrumental in providing this important service to the people of your parish
PARISH BULLETIN AND WEB SITE ANNOUNCEMENT
Archdiocese of New York Office of Family Life Bereavement Facilitator Training
Two separate series of Bereavement Facilitator Training for parish leaders to support parish bereavement support groups will be held on January 31st(Focus on Constructs of Grief and Loss) and February 7th from9:30–1pm (Development of Small group facilitation, dynamics, and parish integration). April 25th and May 2nd(9:30-1pm or 5:30–9pm, based on participant schedule needs). Participants must attend both sessions to receive certification, and Pastor approval is required. All participants will be asked to submit their pastor’s recommendation before attending this training.For more information and a pastor approval form, or to register, contact Vincent DaSilva, Office of Family Life, at 646-794-3168 or email: [email protected].
February 1 | Young Adult Mass | Young Adult Outreach Office
Wednesday, February 1 7:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Join us for our monthly Young Adult Mass! Adoration and Confessions will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Our celebrant is Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR. Basilio Perez will provide music. Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. Social to follow at Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, 14 E. 47th Street.
Search “February 1 Young Adult Mass” on Facebook or email [email protected] for more information.
February 2 | Fostering Eucharistic People – Webinar with Dr. Timothy O’Malley | Youth Faith Formation Office
Join us as Dr. Timothy O’Malley share show parish faith formation leaders can nurture a Eucharistic culture among young people and their families.Discover how liturgies of joyful reverence, formation that engages the mind and the imagination, a vibrant domestic Church, and a commitment to our neighbor lead people to a deeper embrace of Christ’s Real Presence by becomingChrist’s presence in the world
February 4 | Black Faith Matters: Harlem Documentary | Black Ministry Office and the Sheen Center
The role of this documentary is to shed light on “one story” of the Black Catholic experience. An experience unknown to many in our church. An experience that, although unique, is relatable to the Black Catholic, specifically African American Catholic, experience throughout America. This film hopes to bring out the joy, pain, and struggles that are faced in the Black Catholic community. This film also hopes to share the unique struggle found in youth and young adult ministry within the Black Catholic community. Whether through “America’s Original Sin“, classism, or various other social ills; we are witnessing this unique expression of our Catholic faith disappearing before our eyes.
February 5 | Black History Month Mass | Black Ministry Office
National Day of Prayer for the African American & African Family
Celebrating our Blessed Assurance: with our Stories, our Songs & our Families!
Special Dedication to the Memory of Fr. James E. Goode, OFM, Ph.D
February 7-14 | National Marriage Week | Family Life Office
February 11 | Edge Training Day | Youth Faith Formation Office
Come experience and learn how dynamic catechetical resources, small group mentoring, and a fun, safe place can help youth people get answers to their unanswered questions. Edge is a middle school catechetical youth ministry program that will help young people experience Jesus Christ in a profound, personal way and to find a solid Catholic community in the life of the parish.
February 12 | World Marriage Day | Family Life Office
The Archdiocese of New York will join in the celebration of World Marriage Day on Sunday, February 12, 2023, and National Marriage Week February 7 to 14, 2023. During this time of Eucharistic Revival, this year’s theme, “Marriage…One Flesh, Given and Received” highlights the one- flesh union of husband and wife that is willed by God. It also indicates the personal self-gift of each spouse, one to the other. The Office of Family Life has joined with several parishes in the Archdiocese to highlight the Sacrament of Marriage through the celebration of Mass and fellowship.
The accompanying flyer provides the locations and times for Masses that will be celebrated on Sunday, February 12.
February 16 | ONE CHURCH: Best Practices for Resisting Catholic Polarization | Saint Joseph’s Seminary
In this lecture, Dr. Camosy offers a hopeful and practical field guide for the “here and now” by sharing what it takes to listen and love those whose views are different than ours and to understand how we are united in the Body of Christ, the Church
March 12 | Safe Haven Sunday | Family Life Office
Inspired by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) formal statement, Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography, Safe Haven Sunday, celebrated here in the Archdiocese of New York on the weekend of Sunday, March 12, 2023, is a weekend set aside by (arch)dioceses and parishes to directly address the societal harms of pornography. This may be done either by individual parishes, parish collaboratives, deaneries, or pastoral regions.
March 24-25 | ChristLife Training Conference | Adult Faith Formation Office
On March 24-25, we will host a conference on the New Evangelization presented by ChristLife at St. Joseph’s Seminary.
You can read some endorsements for ChristLife here, including a good word from Cardinal Dolan: https://christlife.org/about/endorsements/
Here is the link to the event page:
We encourage you to join and/or send a team of people from your parish to be equipped. There will be a special discount for priests, deacons, seminarians, and religious. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
March 25 | First Annual Family Life Conference | Family Life Office
The staff of the Office of Family Life invite all clergy, men and woman religious, laity in parish leadership positions, coordinators of any aspect of family life, and parishioners to join us for the first annual Archdiocese of New York Family Life Conference Behold, I make All Things New to be held onSaturday, March 25, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Cathedral High School in Manhattan. The attached flyer contains complete details regarding the plan for the day as well as registration information. Please take very opportunity to encourage your parishioners and staff to attend this conference to learn more about opportunities to help the parish and individuals improve family life.Those who attend this conference will be able to take back to their parish valuable resources and information regarding further formation and education. We wish to assist the family and the parish in whatever ways possible.
April 22 | New York Catholic Youth Day & April 23 | Middle School Youth Rally 2023 | Youth Faith Formation Office
Posters for NY Catholic Youth Day and the Middle School Rally are being delivered by our regional team to your parishes over the next few weeks. As you community prepares for NYCYD and the Middle School Rally, learn more about our amazing speakers:
- Cecilia Flores has been a featured speaker at Steubenville Conferences. She has served the Lord since encountering him in the Eucharist at the age of 16. She followed his call to Honduras where she lived for 6 years as a missionary. Cecilia is a wife, mother, and proud Filipina and finds joy in loving those in need, leading worship, and eating McDonald’s French fries.
- Brian Greenfield was born and raised in Washington, DC. After graduating from Gonzaga College High School, Brian attended Seton Hall University. While there, God moved powerfully in his heart and life. Brian believes that God has given him gifts to bring the message of Jesus Christ to others and knows that there is a prevailing hopelessness in this world that can only be remedied through an encounter with Christ. Brian taught theology for six years and is currently the Director of Campus Ministry at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida.
- Danny Ray is a magician with a Master’s in Divinity! He has spoken at national youth workers’ conferences and appeared on the CW’s Penn and Teller’s Fool Us and won! He knows that when people are in a state of awe and wonder, they are more open to hearing deep spiritual truth. Danny and his wife started their ministry 17 years ago.
April 25 & May 2 | Bereavement Facilitator Training | Family Life Office
The Office of Family Life announces two separate series ofBereavement Facilitator Training and urges the parishes of the Archdiocese to send interested leaders. Please include this announcement in your parish bulletin, newsletter, and on your parish web site. Our Office of Family Life Pastoral Plan for 2023 calls for continued outreach to parish leaders who are instrumental in providing this important service to the people of your parish
June 3 | New York Catholic Bible Summit | Adult Faith Formation Office
Our bi-annual New York Catholic Bible Summit will be held on June 3, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Spirit and Life” (John 6:63) and will focus on the Eucharist in the spirit of the Eucharistic Revival. We are happy to announce that Dr. Brant Pitre from the Augustine Institute will be one of our keynote speakers. The day will include times of prayer, dynamic teachings, fellowship, and, most importantly, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. More information to come!