Diocesan Youth Convention


Positively Dangerous

65th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention

March 3-5, 2017

Adam's Mark Hotel, Buffalo

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Why "Positively Dangerous?"


The idea of being "Positively Dangerous" is based on a book written for teens by Frank Mercadante. In the book, he explains that all Catholics are either negatively dangerous or positively dangerous. He challenges us to be "positively dangerous," living our faith in a way that will challenge and change our world. The theme also provides five ways to live a "positively dangerous" faith. It is our hope that Convention 2017 will inspire teens to live and share their faith with confidence in their parishes, schools, and communities. 

The past two Diocesan Youth Boards have explored this theme, and have found it highly relatable to their lives and the lives of their peers. They are excited to see all the ways in which next year's board will unpack the theme and bring it to life!

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.