This Office:

  • Coordinates the Strong Catholic Families Strong Catholic Youth Initiative by providing presentations, training and support for pastoral leaders, parish and school SCFSCY Teams, and parents to bring home the faith and better mission that faith in the world.
  • Collaborates in designing, contributing and overseeing efforts with Strong Catholic Family Faith to support parish and school leaders in partnering with parents to bring home the faith.
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NFCYM Strong Catholic Families Strong Catholic Youth (SCFSCY) Initiative
Developed by NFCYM in 2005, the Strong Catholic Families National Initiative is presented in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) and the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) who together offer a series of diocesan and parish level trainings, presentations, online and print resources and Catholic Parent Revivals. Spanish language trainings (Fortaleciendo Familias en la Fe) and presentations are also available.

The Strong Catholic Families resources, events and training options are designed to:

  • Motivate and engage parents to embrace their responsibility for the faith development of their children and grow the domestic church of the home.
  • Motivate and engage parishes/schools to accompany, support and equip parents and families in passing the faith to their children.

In the Diocese of St. Petersburg, contact Diane Kledzik, – Diocesan Coordinator

What is Strong Catholic Families Strong Catholic Youth?

Strong Catholic Families Promotional Video / Fortaleciendo Familias en la Fe Video
The Domestic Church Video
The Domestic Church Video with subtitles en Español (La Iglesia Domestica)

SCF Resources for Parishes and Schools in the Diocese of St. Petersburg

Strong Catholic Families supported by Annual Pastoral Appeal (Laura Rivera, St. Mark the Evangelist, shares the good news of the SCF process):

  • Download through Vimeo by clicking HERE
  • Download through YouTube by clicking HERE