Youth Ministry

Resources to minister with young people in the time of COVID-19

NFCYM offers resources to help you navigate the uncharted waters of ministering with young people during the time of COVID-19.

Today’s Teenager podcast
Today’s Teenager podcast is a free tool for parents, teachers and other caring adults to understand, reach and influence teenagers.  Licensed counselor, Roy Petitfils, and his guests dive into the hard topics of child rearing like communication, bullying, depression and suicide,  emotions, perfectionism, sexting, coping, cutting, accompanying LGBTQ teens and more. Raising teens is hard enough with the society changes brought on by fads, entertainment, the internet and social media.  Take some of the pressure off of yourself and let Roy and his fellow experts walk you through raising an outstanding teenager.


V Encuentro
The process of Encuentro for Hispanic/Latino ministry has been deeply ecclesial.  It is motivated by reading the signs of the times and convened by the bishops, who call the Hispanic/Latino community to raise their voices.  In the context of this dialogue among the bishops and the community, we live a spirit of pastoral ministry illuminated by an ecclesiological communion and missionary vocation that seeks to reach out to those who find themselves estranged from the life and vision of the Church.  The main objective of the process of the Encuentro is to discern the way in which Hispanics/Latinos respond as Church.

At interlínc, everything we do is based on the belief that music is one of the most powerful forces affecting youth culture today. The quality of Christian music has greatly improved over the last few years, giving those in youth ministry the tools to match secular music. Today’s Christian music has not just the quality but also the content to impact students. Given a chance, it can encourage, convict and change lives.

Started in 1983 in the Word Records system, interlínc assists youth leaders in getting quality Christian music to their students. Our mission is to link the resources of the Christian music industry with the needs of your ministry.

We do not believe that Christian music should be the foundation of youth ministry. However, students consume 7.5 hours in entertainment media (music,TV, radio, internet) every day. How much of the solid Biblical teaching your students hear once or twice a week is challenged and mocked by the music they hear on a daily basis? You have the unique opportunity to build up instead of tear down your message through music.

Life Teen
As we make a journey in a new kind of desert, a desert without the public celebration of Mass, we remember that we still journey toward the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of our faith and wait for the day we will receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament again. Until then, you will find resources below to help you remain fed on God’s Word through the Sunday readings. Engage them with your family, friends, and small group communities. Share your story and journey with us on social media and remain connected to Sacred Scripture with weekly updates and resources – all of which you will find here. 

Mientras navegamos este desierto desconocido, un desierto sin la celebración pública de la Misa, recordamos que nuestra jornada todavía se dirige hacia la Eucaristía como Fuente y Cumbre de nuestra fe, y esperamos el día en que recibiremos a Jesús Sacramentado nuevamente. Hasta entonces, encontrará recursos a continuación para ayudarle a mantenerse alimentado de la Palabra de Dios a través de las lecturas dominicales. Participe junto con su familia. Comparta su historia con nosotros en las redes sociales y mantenerse sumergido en las Sagradas Escrituras con los recursos semanales que se actualizarán aquí mismo.


ODB Films
Renovo is a 20-minute podcast with a single goal: finding the miraculous in the mundane. Started in 2016 and hosted by Doug Tooke, Renovo digs deep into ideas of Catholic teaching and tradition with both clarity and consistency. Covering everything from pews to Relativism, Renovo acts as an engaging source of formation for Catholics who are four rows back and three seats in on any given Sunday.

Two Minute Takes
As heard on Sirius XM Ch. 129! Two Minute Takes is a bite-sized, 90 second (less than 2 minutes!) podcast from ODB Films entirely based around what ODB Films knows best–films! Two Minute Takes unpacks the qualities of recent releases, then uses these qualities to illustrate a specific Catholic teaching found within the plot or character development in the film. Two Minute Takes’ soundbite-like style makes it the perfect show for radio filler or social media content!


Fuller Youth Institute
The Fuller Youth Institute turns academic research into practical resources to help make the church the best place for young people to grow.

Catholic youth ministry resources, training, and support leaders THRIVE in their ministry! Project YM has put together “Project YM Live” as a free, online youth night that will feature games, music, and a message from a national-level speaker. It’s free but requires registration since capacity is limited.

Net Ministries
NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church through Catholic youth retreats, parish and school discipleship, and youth ministry resources.

Loyola Press
Is a Catholic publisher offering 3-Minute Retreat, books, ministry resources, articles, and educational program support.
You’ll find resources to help you make your liturgy more life-giving for the people in your assembly and ways to help your assembly bring that life-giving mercy of Christ to the world

Catholic Relief Services
Through CRS Rice Bowl, we journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.

Lenten Reflections with Bishop Barron

Cornerstone Media
Cornerstone Media is offering their Stations of the Cross as a free resource. It includes a script that could be used with a group or individually. The website lists songs from popular music to go with each of the Stations of the Cross. The online kit is available in both English and Spanish. 

Bible Study for Teens
Robert Feduccia is preparing resources for a weekly Bible Study for teens that his parish is using with their small discipleship groups via Zoom. He is making these resources available weekly through the blog on his website. The first week is entitled “Missing Christian Community,” based on Philippians 1:3-10. 

Center for Ministry Development
A guide for developing non-gathered programs 

Archdiocese of Washington
Top Ten Tips for Pastoral Ministry During COVID-19

How to Hold a Prayer Service at Home (English) 

How to Hold a Prayer Service at Home (Spanish)


The Pastoral CenterFree resources that pastoral leaders can share with families to help them incorporate faith in their homes.