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Young Adult Ministry


If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 and living in Western NY, please take our brief 5-10 minute survey 

to help us understand the needs of Young Adults in our Diocese. All submissions are anonymous. Thank you.

2013 Young Adult Ministry Survey 


The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry works with pastoral ministers, campus ministers, volunteers and young adults supporting single and married Catholics in their 20’s and 30’s as we develop and strengthen relationships with Christ, one another, and the wider community.  

795 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-1250
Phone: 716-847-8789
Fax: 716-847-8797


In the 1997 document Sons and Daughters of the Light, the U.S. Bishops identified four goals for young adult ministry. These are also the goals of the Diocesan Young Adult Ministry:


  • Connecting Young Adults with Jesus Christ
  • Connecting Young Adults with the Church
  • Connecting Young Adults with the mission of the Church in the world
  • Connecting Young Adults with a peer community

Our Objectives:

  • Gather and share information
  • Develop and make available resources for young adults, parish and campus ministers
  • Provide and support young adult ministry training to pastors, parish staff, pastoral councils and other diocesan organizations
  • Connect with young adults, young adult ministers and campus ministers
  • Provide and support young adult programming
  • Inform young adults of events and activities

Resources for you:

  • Professional consultations
  • Young Adult Ministry Books and Articles
  • Workbooks and programs such as Young Adult Works, Connecting Young Adults with the Word and Sharing God’s Word Through the Year for cycles A, B, and C
  • Website connecting to diocesan offices, young adult responsive sites and the universal Church
  • For a flyer regarding Make Your Parish Young Adult-Friendly pdf

  • For a newsletter article regarding a Diocesan Partnership with Charis Ministries click here.

Charis Ministries core teams are being formed in various areas around the Diocese. If you are interested in being part of a core team please contact us at

  • National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association NCYAMA

Looking to begin or strengthen your parish’s ministry with young adults? Would you like to know more about who are young adults? We can provide resources, consultations, and helpful advice. Please contact the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at ( or 716-847-8789 for more details.


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