The NFCYM is moving in a new direction. NFCYM is in the midst of rebulding its web presence along with several of our databases. This is due to a failed migration of our data from one set of offsite servers to another. We are doing our best to retrieve and restore information, but a full restoration is looking unlikely. A team of staff and members is already working to identify and select a new platform and to reimagine our web presence. This will include both short and long-term solutions. Details will be shared as solutions are made. We hope you will journey with us this year as we support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. Join us as we pray for abundant blessings in our lives, in the life of NFCYM, and in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of young people we serve. As we move in this new direction, all our websites are temporarily under construction.

The NFCYM online-store continues to offer the opportunity to purchase items. You can do this at,



The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. Our mission is grounded in the U.S. Bishops’ document, Renewing the Vision (RTV). It is as relevant now as when it was first published. RTV gives a solid foundation for a comprehensive youth ministry, a roadmap, and a vision that allows each diocese and the NFCYM to animate ministry to our young church.


The NFCYM is ONE voice working together to bring to fruition a future when young people see themselves as children of God who live as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ; when the gifts, struggles and diverse realities of young people are welcomed in Catholic faith communities; when pastoral ministry leaders have embraced the joy of the Gospel, and when families are living as the domestic Church.

The NFCYM commits to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people by: Forming, equipping, and supporting pastoral leaders in their ministry to young people and their families. Modeling and fostering a ministry of acompañamiento among young people of all cultures, languages, socioeconomic and geographic realities. Partnering with parents and equipping families of young people as they witness to Jesus Christ in their daily lives.

What We Value?

The NFCYM values:
  • • Guidance of the Holy Spirit discerned through prayer.
  • • Fidelity to the mission and teaching of the church.
  • • Ministry rooted in prayer and sacraments.
  • • Communion with the bishops of the United States.
  • • Dignity and giftedness of each person.
  • • Inherent goodness, unique gifts and charisms of all young people.
  • • Baptism call of each person to discipleship, mission and holiness.
  • • Riches of diversity.
  • • Promotion of justice and peace.
  • • Responsible stewardship of our resources.
  • • Wisdom of shared leadership and collaboration.

Upcoming Programs

2017 New Diocesan Directors’ Institute (NDDI)

April 24-27, 2017 in Washington, DC

NDDI is a program for those who have served in diocesan youth ministry or a related area for fewer than three years. The program includes an introduction to national Catholic Church resources, training in management skills, and insight into personal spiritual development. For more information, contact Michael Theisen at 202-636-3825;

2017 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

November 16-18, 2017 in Indianapolis

NCYC is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, catechesis and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. For more information, contact Maureen Gross at 202-798-1983;

If you have any questions, feel free to connect with those serving the membership.