Charis Retreats & Theology on Tap
The Diocese of Buffalo
Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry is a partner with the following
national ministries that focus on young adults. Your parish or group can work
with us to leverage our partnerships, access valuable materials, and host
Faced with substantial
numbers of young adults leaving the Catholic Church, Charis was founded by the
then Chicago Providence of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 2000 to reach out
to these young men and women with the unique gift of Ignatian Spirituality.
Through their retreats, Charis helps young adults see grace or "charis" in the
midst of transitions in careers and relationships, in their struggles and joys.
A few times a year, our department
hosts Charis Retreats for young adults throughout the Diocese. However, your parish, college, or group can also
work with us to host your own retreats. We will provide you with materials/retreat
outlines, guidance and support. Available retreat themes:
Who Do You Say That I
Choosing to Be Catholic
The Spirit at Work
Christ Alive in Our
RENEW Theology on Tap (RENEW ToT) is outreach to and
collaboration with young adult Catholics in pursuit of spiritual growth. It
is a method of invitation, based on a spirit of hospitality, which creates a space for people in
their 20s and 30s to explore how faith in Christ can speak to their circumstances. Theology
on Tap events seek to "meet young adults where they are" and are best held at
local restaurants, coffee houses or pubs.
If you are interested in learning more about leveraging our partnerships with Charis or Renew International, please contact Sarah Leahy via email
or at 716-847-8789.