About CYFM

In the spirit and tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM) is rebuilding today’s Catholic Church by reaching out to young people and their families through retreats, parish ministry, and service to the poor. Lives are changed. The CYFM community nurtures faith, takes action through service to those in need, and magnifies God’s love in the world.

CYFM HISTORY

Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM) has been changing the world, one life at a time.

Heeding St. Francis' wisdom to start with the necessary, a strong and vibrant community rooted in service and Christ's love has formed.

“CYFM is about the power of Gospel community to change lives”

We go into the world to give of ourselves as disciples, serving God by serving our brothers and sisters, and building the Kingdom.

CYFM is about the power of Gospel community to change lives. The transformative nature of the programs, in which participants encounter God, calls them into a relationship with Him through the love experienced in the community created. We go into the world to give of ourselves as disciples, serving God by serving our brothers and sisters, and building the Kingdom.

The programs run by CYFM fall into three main categories: Retreats and Outreach, which can be found on their respective pages on the website, as well as God's TYM.

The love of Christ is the driving force that compels families and individ­uals to come together

The God's TYM (Total Youth Ministry) program is run in various parishes in the Hudson Valley through a model supplied by CYFM. The God's TYM model allows for a comprehen­sive approach to youth ministry and incorporates catechesis, community service, prayer and liturgy, and a social aspect. In addition to these programs, CYFM also runs a variety of events: including various retreats specifically geared toward families and women; Living Stations of the Cross; Saints for Youth, and a Family Festiva.

The community of CYFM is an integral part of what makes the retreat and service experi­ences so powerful. The love of Christ is the driving force that compels families and individ­uals to come together frequently to pray, work, serve, support, and celebrate.

PARISH SUPPORT

CYFM’s mission is to support young people and their families to grow in a personal relationship with God. We do this through our retreats and outreach programs and then send these young people and their families back to their parish communities to live a life of discipleship.

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