Youth Ministry Access (YMA) is a subscription website designed especially for Catholic youth ministry leaders in parishes, schools, retreat centers, camps—wherever young people gather in community as young disciples. It’s online planning and resources made easy! Our diocese has a subscription to Youth Ministry Access! Please contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for log-in information. 


The Vision and Values are of the Federation are: 

Vision Statement
We, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, participate in the mission of the Catholic Church by advocating for and supporting Catholic youth ministry on the national, diocesan, and local level. As a professional organization of affiliated dioceses and collaborating members, we:

  • Advocate for the role and needs of young people in the church and in society and promote the role of the church and the Gospel in the lives of young people.
  • Promote a comprehensive approach to youth ministry as articulated in Renewing the Vision.
  • Provide leadership, resources, services, and conferences for the education and formation of diocesan leaders, youth ministers, and young people.
  • Support diocesan youth ministry leaders and collaborating members.
  • Dialogue and collaborate with the U.S. Catholic Bishops and national leadership organizations for the promotion of youth ministry and the professional development of church leaders.


In response to the Gospel, and in pursuit of our mission and vision, we act in accord with these values. The:

Dignity and giftedness of each person
Baptismal call of each person to discipleship and ministry
Gifts and charisms of young people
Richness of diversity
Challenge of justice and peace
Wisdom of shared leadership


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