Vision. The parish youth minister coordinates the program with the parish core team of adults and teens, facilitates youth participation, and encourages adult volunteers to fill necessary roles.CYFM’s DDA retreat provides a powerful evangelization experience for parish teens and is highly recommended as an integral God’s TYM (Total Youth Ministry) is a youth ministry program on the parish level in conjunction with Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (CYFM). This program is geared for parish high school teenagers. It is built on the eight components of Youth Ministry as outlined in the 1997 US Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, Renewing the component of a parish’s God’s TYM program.
CYFM also provides five training sessions throughout the year at tour Retreat House IN Garrison, NY. The purpose of these sessions is to provide youth ministry training for the youth minister and the adult core team.
CYFM is also a resource for parish teams with ideas for the weekly God’s TYM meetings around which the program is run. Youth from parishes who buy into the God’s TYM model have priority placement on CYFM retreats and programs.
Staff members from CYFM are available to consult with parish God’s TYM teams and will make at least one parish visit each year.
For more information on becoming a God’s TYM parish and or to attend these trainings. Contact Tom Brinkmann at 845-424-3609 x 223.