News and events Events CYMFed - Youth Ministry Talk - October Wednesday 14 October at 2pm: A Field Hospital for Young People: Ministry Through a Pastoral Lens Husband and wife Paul and Sarah Jarzembowski examine ways to accompany youth and young adults with a pastoral approach during times of trauma, anxiety and uncertainty. This session will explore some simple yet effective ways Church leaders can truly take the pastoral approach in ministering with young people. Paul is assistant director, youth and young adult ministries at the United States Conference of Bishops, while Sarah is the coordinator for college campus and young adult ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. CYMFed, the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales, is hosting a series of online talks for the youth ministry community featuring expert speakers from across the globe. “Journeying Together” aims to inspire, inform and encourage youth ministers as they continue to work with and support young people over the coming months. The focus of the talks is “synodality”, which has also a key theme throughout the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment Synod. “This first-ever synod on young people has created new energy for youth ministry," said CYMFED’s Chair, Father Dermott Donnelly. “This series of talks has been put together to build on that energy and seize the opportunity the Holy Father has given us by highlighting the importance of youth ministry in this way. “We’re delighted with the quality of the speakers who have agreed to take part and we’re sure these talks will prove to be tremendously useful to anyone who is involved in youth ministry in any way.” The monthly talks are open to all and will be live-streamed on CYMFed’s YouTube channel Click here for more information CYMFed shapes and supports Catholic youth ministry in England and Wales. CYMFed members work together to deliver a shared vision for youth ministry, offer training, support and events for youth minister and young people. CYMFed is an associated body of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.