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Upcoming Events



Diocesan Youth Board Applications Due 

April 20th

Download an Application


Coffee and Conversation

April 20th

Contact Carolyn Grassmick for more information 


GYM Night (Gatherings in Youth Ministry)

April 21st

Contact Carolyn Grassmick for more information 


Young Christians at Work for Middle School Students

May 21st-22nd

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Harris Hill

More information coming soon!

Christian Leadership Institute 2016

June 24-30th

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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.

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.