National Connections


National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. 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 accompaniment among young people of all cultures, languages, socioeconomic, and geographical realities.
  • Partnering with parents and equipping families of young people as they witness to Jesus Christ in their daily lives


The National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders is a membership-driven, professional organization of Catholic youth ministry leaders serving in dioceses, parishes, schools and youth-serving agencies. We encourage all who are working and volunteering in leadership roles in the field of youth ministry to join NACYML and leverage the great benefits of this organization.