The Diocesan Youth Council (DYC) seeks to provide opportunities for young people to participate in the renewal of the life, mission, and work of the Diocese of Buffalo through gatherings with the Diocesan Bishop and appropriate adult lay leaders. There will be two groups established within the Council: students in grades 6-8 and students in grades 9-12. Annoucement Flyer.

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Parish Youth Ministry

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World Youth Day

First established by St. Pope John Paul II, every two or three years people across the globe gather together in a city chosen by the Pope to celebrate their faith. The next World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2023. Check back for more information regarding #WYD as the date comes closer.

Camp Turner

OLV Charities’ Camp Turner’s mission is to “Honor God in the Children Confided to Our Care.” Primarily serving boys and girls ages 7-16, Camp Turner strives to provide camping experiences aimed at discovering God, nature, and the human spirit.

Youth & Young Adult

Serving those who connect youth and young adults with Jesus Christ, each other, the Church and its mission. We support church leadership in engaging faith communities as they respond to the needs and include the gifts of youth and young adults.