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Resources for Youth Ministers during the Covid-19 Crisis

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

Resources for Youth Ministry

downloadProvisions for Informed Consent for Minor Participation via Telecommuting (COVID-19)

linkCelebrate the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

linkBest Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom

downloadWe Are the Light of the World: An Online Confirmation Retreat

linkThe National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is opening up their usually members-only resource page for everyone to use for free. You can find a plethora of resources that can help you navigate these times of uncertainty in ministry and in life. Scroll down all the way to the bottom to see all the resources and free live webinars for ministry leaders.

linkProject YM

Project YM held weekly live session for youth around the nation.  Click here to watch one or all of the eight sessions with access to its corresponding guide for free. Hear from great speakers like Katie Prejean, Fr. Agustino Torres, Jason Evert and more!

linkGreater – Online Confirmation Retreat by Project YM and Ablaze Ministries

linkSteubenville Youth Conferences: Catholic conferences to bring high-schoolers into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ

linkFamily Bible Challenge

The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport provides this challenge for families to encounter Scripture and encounter Christ.

linkVirtual Field Trips from Freedom Homeschooling

linkStrong Catholic Families: Resources for ministry leaders and parents to help develop strong Catholic families from the NFCYM

downloadWe Live Our Faith: Online Retreats for Confirmation Programs for Sadlier Subscribers

linkMental Health Resources from V Encuentro

Resources from Life Teen

linkThe Global Life Night Experience: Every Sunday experience a Life Teen gathering at 4 PM CST on YouTube

linkLectio Live: A YouTube livestream updated every Wednesday at 5:00 PM, discussing and praying with the upcoming Sunday Mass readings

linkSummit Teaching Videos: Every Monday a new “Summit” teaching video is published, which unpacks the next Sunday's Mass readings. It can be used for online group discussion

link“Summit” resources to accompany the teaching video (for Life Teen Subscribers)

Resources from the 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference

linkKeynote speech by Sr. Bethany Madonna (33 mins.) (YouTube)

linkKeynote speech by Mark Hart on keeping the faith (22 mins.) (YouTube)

linkAdoration of the Blessed Sacrament with music, prayer and silence (40 mins.) (YouTube)

Resources from Formed (For Parish Subscribers)

linkAnima for Youth: Three Video Episodes with handouts for leaders, parents, and teens

linkY-Disciple Confirmation: Videos including handouts for leaders, parents, and participants

YDisciple: Confirmation is designed to follow a thorough catechesis using Creed (10 sessions) and Living the Creed (10 sessions).

linkY-Disciple FORMED: Toolbox for adults and teaching resources for teens for small groups

A toolbox of training resources for adults and teaching resources for teens specifically designed with small groups in mind.

linkFORMED: Excellent Catholic Content to watch, read, and listen to FREE for 40 days

You, your family, and Catholics around the world are invited to join us in embracing our faith at home. Right now, our Augustine Institute FORMED team is offering a complimentary 40-day subscription so millions of Catholics can watch, read, and listen to Catholic content.

Documents from the Vatican

downloadStrong in the Face of Tribulation: A Sure Support in Time of Trial, (Updated April 19, 2020) (PDF)