Thursday, May 13, 2010
Director of NFCYM, Organizers of Largest Annual Catholic Youth Gathering To Appear in CatholicTV Interview
On May 14, an interview with Bob McCarty, will air on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. Bob is the Executive Director of the National Federation For Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). In 2009, the NFCYM’s National Catholic Youth Conference in Kansas City attracted nearly 21, 000 participants from around the nation.
This is the Day airs at 10:30AM ET at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV. The show is rebroadcast at 7:30PM.
Bob McCarty has been in professional youth ministry since 1973, serving in parish, diocesan, and community programs. Prior to coming to the NFCYM, Bob ministered in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Baltimore. He continues to author resources for Catholic youth ministry and to provide training programs and presentations on ministry issues internationally. His recent books are Thriving in Youth Ministry and The Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry: Fundamentals, Theory and Practice through Saint Mary's Press and his newest book is Be A Champion for Youth: Standing With, By and For Young People, co-authored with his wife, Maggie.
Bob has been involved with the NFCYM since 1986 when he was the (then) Region 14 coordinator. He served on the NFCYM Board of Directors for five years, and as chair of the board for two years.
Bob has his BS in sociology and theology from St. Joseph's University and his MA in religious education from LaSalle University. Bob received his doctorate of ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana in May 1998.
More information on the NFCYM is available at http://www.nfcym.org/