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Upcoming Events

Young Christians at Work Service & Justice Retreats


Retreats are currently being scheduled throughout the diocese, many are open to all youth!


July 29, 2014 at St. Joseph University Parish (HS age only)

August 18-20, 2014 at Harvest House hosted by St. Greg's (HS age only)

*Parish leaders contact us today to book at Young Christians Retreat!*

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Our Mission

The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry serves those who connect youth and young adults with Jesus Christ, each other, the Church and its mission.  We provide resources, training, formation and programs for ministry with younger and older adolescents and young adults. We help parishes and other faith communities develop comprehensive approaches to these ministries. We support church leadership in engaging faith communities as they respond to the needs and include the gifts of youth and young adults.

Upcoming Events


"Who Do You Say I Am?" - Retreat for those in their 20s

WHEN: July 19, 2014, 9am-9pm

WHERE: St. Vincent de Paul Parish - St. Leo Site; 2748 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, New York 14304

Take a day to unplug, join fellow young adults, and explore how Jesus lived his life and how he is calling you to discipleship. Planned by and for young adults!

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World Youth Day 2016...Will YOU answer the call?



Major Initiatives

World Youth Day 2016: Krakow, Poland

July 22 - August 2, 2016

Join the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Bishop Richard Malone, and your Buffalo brothers and sisters for a 12-day life-changing journey of faith that will include worshipping with the Holy Father and millions of youth/young adults from around the world at WYD in Krakow, Poland!  Do you have the courage to say YES to this once in a lifetime pilgrimage experience?

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Strong Catholic Families:  Strong Catholic Youth

Partnering with Parents to Bring Home the Faith!

This initiative helps church leaders identify the new vision, models, roles and relationships required to bring about the change that is necessary to strengthen the Catholic faith of the next generations of believers.