Catholic Leadership Programs for High School and Middle School Teens.

Saving the souls of our youth through authentic Catholic formation- providing opportunities for deeper spirituality, leadership development, and accompaniment.

CREW Leaders For Mary is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Catholic Apostolate.

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Youth today do not have enough opportunities to grow in their faith, much less mentor others.

If Catholic adults don’t provide those opportunities, our teens will be lost.

Our youth need more than "status quo"

Lack of Community

Our teens lack interaction with a Catholic peer group and the support of mature, faithful Catholic teachers and mentors.

Devoid of Purpose & Vision

Our teens need opportunities to pray, to communicate in a more meaningful way, and to practice servant leadership.

Poor Formation

We need to show young people a reality that their education has grossly neglected: the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Church.

"At this time, I am happy to recognize the Catholic charism of your mission goals. As you begin the work of CLFM, may Our Lady be your inspiration and guide as you strive to bring our young people to greater faith in her Son."

-The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Diocese of Bridgeport

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Our Programs

We focus on improving, teaching, and informing teenagers to follow Jesus Christ through the Blessed Virgin Mary.

High School Program (Gr. 9-12)

Biweekly CREW Nights

Quarterly Retreats

Service Projects

Summer Mission trip

Middle School Program (Gr. 6-8)

Monthly CREW Nights

Service Projects

Mini Day Retreats

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Crew Night

3hr meetings with formation, catechesis, small & large group activities, time for prayer.

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Retreats

Quarterly and Mini Day(s) for deeper spiritual formation, fellowship, and prayer.

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Service Projects

Service to those who are poor, in need, or forgotten – helping to build up the Kingdom of God here on earth!
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Summer Mission Trip

A week long intensive labor experience to encounter those who need our help the most

How we do it

EMPOWERING young leaders

INSTILLING the virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary (purity, obedience, humility)

FOSTERING authentic Catholic community

"The impact CREW has personally had on my children is invaluable. I was certain I had to become a Mission Partner. Watching Our Lady at work in the formation of the teens has been an honor and a privilege. CLFM is undoubtedly assisting us parents in our most important job, to get our children to heaven."

— Christina, Mother of CREW Member

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"I have watched my son grow & mature by being involved in this ministry. His faith life has deepened as well, and there is a new found joy in him by being connected to peers that share the same like-minded morals and values. I am thankful there is something like this out there for teenagers."

— Mother of CREW Member

Help us equip the next generation.

Become a Mission Partner

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Prayer. We cannot do anything without centering ourselves on God and calling on the intercession and help of our ministries Patron Saints! St. Mary, St. Joseph, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Jude, St. Therese, and St. John Bosco. Ora Pro Nobis.

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Support. Your financial contributions enable us to reach more teens and provide more enriching experiences for them

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Network. Follow our monthly CREW Reports to be updated on what we are doing and how you can share this mission with others

 

Sign up for the Monthly CREW Report.

Our monthly report includes updates on our ministry, reflections from the Founder, pictures of our recent CREW Nights, events, and upcoming retreats to showcase all our growth!

Get in touch and become a Mission Partner!

Our founder would love to share with you the amazing work God is doing through CLFM!

Our Story

In December of 2021 I decided to begin pursuing a calling that had been forming deep within me. This calling was one of forming an organization/ministry solely dedicated to youth here in Connecticut. One that would focus on bringing young people to Jesus by helping them grow in their faith, by diving deeper into their spirituality, while also helping them develop the tools and skills to be leaders in their respected communities. As I pursued this calling, I looked to the Blessed Mother to be my consolation & guidance. There became an ever-growing desire to bring the Blessed Mother into the fold and have Her be the focal point of it all. For there is truly no greater way for young people to grow in their faith and love of Jesus then for them to come to grow in their knowledge, love, and devotion for Our Lady. As St. Louis de Montfort says, “To Jesus through Mary!” As my personal discernment and prayer grew, the name for this ministry came about, CREW – Leaders For Mary. 

Almost a year later, that calling to start a ministry materialized into a non-profit Catholic apostolate! This is a fancy way of saying a lay ministry. CREW – Leaders For Mary (CLFM) focuses primarily on improving, teaching, and informing high school teens to follow Jesus Christ through the virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary. CLFM empowers the young urban Church to foster authentic, mission-minded Catholic community by imitating the virtues of Our Lady. Our vision is to see a young urban church taking ownership of its faith & spirituality. 

Through bi-weekly meetings and quarterly retreats during the year, teens will be developed into leaders, grow deeper in their spirituality, and gain a likeminded catholic community that supports their beliefs and values. It has been an incredible experience to begin empowering young people to be leaders in the Church! I am truly humbled by how well instilling the virtues of Our Lady, that of purity, obedience, and humility, has helped transform the lives of some of our teens. I am filled with joy to see how this ministry has begun fostering authentic Catholic community amongst the teens.

De Maria Numquam Satis,

Mike Falbo
Founder

Meet the team

Mike Falbo Founder

Founder

Angie Falbo

Executive Administrative Assistant

Christina Dedvukaj

Project and Operations Manager

Vanessa Mosher

President Executive Board of Directors

Mike Nicolosi

Outreach Advisor

Consecration Prayer

Mary, Queen, and Mother, we offer CREW – Leaders For Mary entirely to thee. Through all the intentions of your Immaculate Heart, we pray that this mission and vision may be spread and shared with all your children.

May it help them grow & lead to serve others before themselves.

May it help them to deepen their spirituality & faith.

May it provide them a home & place of rest in a loving community.

Bless this ministry in honor and in communion with St. Joseph, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Jude, St. Therese, St. John Bosco, and all the Saints. Grant that these your children may come to know Your Son Jesus by their increased devotion, love, and service to You.

Amen

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