Diocesan Youth Convention



Thank you for helping over 800 young people, youth ministry leaders, volunteers, staff, exhibitors and others to be "Positively Dangerous" at the 65th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention!  This theme came to life through personal stories, shared faith experiences, and helping others in need through service.  Those present came to understand more deeply what is required of a Positively Dangerous disciple, and we were sent back to our families, friends and communities to live our faith out loud in a contagious manner.

It is our hope that this experience will continue to inspire us all to continue to live in a Positively Dangerous manner, with a renewed enthusiasm and passion for our faith.  We pray that it encourages us to continue to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to our parishes, schools, work places, and communities.

Mark your calendars now for the

66th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention

March 2-4, 2018

Adam's Mark Hotel, Buffalo

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Check out information below from this past year to help you learn more and plan to attend in the future.

"The Convention turned out to be a weekend that has had one of the biggest impacts on me. It touched my heart and made me have a new perspective on things I never even realized before. I know I went for a reason, and I'd go back in a heartbeat."

--Youth Participant

What is the Convention?

The convention is a weekend conference for high school youth and their adult chaperones. The weekend includes liturgy, reconciliation, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, award presentations & dance.  It is a powerful experience combining faith, fellowship, and fun.  Won't you consider joining us?  All of the information you need is on this site!  Happy surfing and we will see you on March 3rd!

Need more info?  Can't find what you are looking for?  Feel free to contact Mike Slish, Program Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry or call the office directly at 716-847-8789.