CYFM is a ministry for youth and their families and offers a variety of ways for families to be involved.
Parents and teens often collaborate on a variety of our retreats.
Family Retreat & Outreach Service Program - Volunteerism is an importatnt ingredient of the glue that binds the family to its community. It allows the family to service the community and pass on important values to its children, youth and other adults, and to experience a shared sense of accomplishment. Come, spend quality time together as a family, with other families, sharing meaningful expereinces, common goals and a sense of purpose. Click here for application.
On C.O.P. (Capuchin Outreach Project) and on C.A.M. (Capuchin Appalachian Mission Outreach), parents and teens work together to serve the local community and an adopted community in Kentucky.
On D.D.A. retreats, parents can observe the weekend. Many return as team members, often serving on the same weekend with their child.
Families often help out in the kitchen doing “kitchen palanca,” which is a program that asks volunteers to come cook and serve meals for those on retreat.
Living Stations of the Cross takes place on Passion Sunday. Families come together to experience the journey of Christ’s Passion, which comes to life as the teens act out the Stations of the Cross.
Family Festiva is an event full of fun, games, entertainment, and food. CYFM families come together to talk about how their lives have changed since meeting last, and to create new memories as they participate in the events of the day.