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Initiatives | Building Momentum Together

Adult Faith Formation Office | Advent and Lent Nights of Mercy

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.

If you are thinking of hosting a Eucharistic encounter during Lent and/or any other time in the liturgical calendar, consider hosting a Night of Mercy or something similar. Attached are documents, in English and Spanish, with details on how to plan and run it. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you would like any support.

Black Ministry Office | 2023 Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Program Application

The Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund (PTSF) and Program were established in 1983and are administered by the Archdiocese of New York through its Office of BlackMinistry. PTSF provides scholarships and mentorship to graduating high school seniors of diverse backgrounds from public, private and parochial schools throughout theArchdiocese of New York, to assist them with the educational fees and expenses associated with their college studies. Students selected into the PTSF, as P.T. Scholars, are chosen based on their strong academic record, their active participation with their parish and school communities, and their demonstration of good character and sound leadership ability. Scholarship awards are renewable for subsequent, consecutive years of undergraduate and graduate studies, based upon the Scholar meeting certain specified academic and service requirements, and other PTSF program requirements.PTSF also provides scholars with ongoing mentorship and advisement:spiritual, educational, professional career, and personal

Applications due Friday March 3, 2023

Black Ministry Office | The Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Program – Food Pantry Fund

The Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Program -Food Pantry Fund is now available to help support archdiocesan parishes during this time of need after the holiday season. To apply for a one-time award for your parish food pantry click the link below to complete the online application by the January 31st deadline for consideration

The Chancellery of the Archdiocese of New York | Financial Integrity Hotline

Include this announcement in both English and Spanish in your Sunday bulletin. Its wording was approved by the presbyteral council. If your parish uses another language, i.e., Chinese, French, German, Italian or others, I am asking that you have it correctly translated and send a copy of your bulletin with these translations to the office of the vicar general. Additionally, publish this announcement every February and August:

“The Archdiocese of New York takes stewardship of your donations seriously. If you have knowledge of or reason to suspect misconduct, report your concerns via a toll free hotline at 877-820-0541 or on the internet at Both are available 24 hours per day.”

“La Arquidiócesis de Nueva York toma la administración de sus donaciones seriamente. Si usted tiene conocimiento o una razón sospechosa del mal manejo financiero, reporte sus inquietudes a través de la línea gratuita de atención telefónica al 877-820-0541 o en la Internet, en Ambos están disponibles las 24 horas del dia.”

Hispanic Ministry Office | Calendario de Liturgias Hispanas

El Ministerio Hispano de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York los invita a celebrar la riqueza y diversidad de los Hispanos Católicos. Experimente la alegría, la belleza y la devoción en estas celebraciones Marianas y Misas especiales celebradas en la Catedral de San Patricio. ¡Todos están bienvenidos!

Respect Life Office | Respect Life Week Curriculum

Education on the sanctity of human life is of critical importance. Consider implementing the Respect Life Week curriculum in your school and/or CCD program. The curriculum is available for free online with lesson plans on a wide-range of life issues. This year’s topics are: poverty, the death penalty, celebrating special needs, abortion, and racism. The material is presented at an age-appropriate level for all grades (PK-12). All Archdiocesan elementary schools will celebrate Respect Life Week Jan 23-27. You can access the curriculum on the Respect Life Office website.

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.

To assist in the mission to boldly form disciples, the Department of Youth Faith Formation will be offering over the next few months practical resources and approaches to help parishes build the engagement of young people and their families in parish religious education and youth ministry.

Youth Faith Formation Office | Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death in young people, and it is preventable. We are asking parishes to assist in the prevention of suicide. Consider doing the following in your parishes:

  1. Include the 988 graphic in your bulletin monthly
  2. Hang the 988 poster(s) in visible places on your parish’s campus
  3. Do a session with your high school youth using the curriculum from the Sisters of Life
  4. Identify local mental health professionals that you can refer young people or families too if needed
  5. Reacquaint yourself with the Parish Counseling Network

Attached is a Zip file with posters in English and Spanish, wallet cards in English and Spanish, graphics for bulletins, texts for bulletins in English and Spanish, a youth ministry session, and a list of resources for your parish leadership.