Youth Events Calendar

Vacation Bible School
Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, built for a purpose!
July 31st – August 4th, 2017 6 pm – 8 pm

This year’s Vacation Bible School will be July 31st – August 4th from 6 pm – 8 pm for ages 4 – 10. The theme for this year is Created by God, built for a purpose! VBS will be held at St. Joseph’s church hall. The cost is $25 per student; $40 for family of two campers; $50 family max. Adult and older youth volunteers are welcomed! To register your child or to volunteer, contact AnneMarie Skojec (607) 754-4333 or

Middle School Summer Pilgrimage - August 5, 2017

Come join the Diocese of Syracuse Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry on a special summer pilgrimage for middle school students!  We will visit Niagara Falls, ride the Maid of the Mist or see the Cave of the Winds, visit the Fatima Shrine for Mass and a Marian procession, and end the day with pizza and games at Lasertron! The cost is $50 and includes transportation, either Cave of the Winds or Maid of the Mist, a t-shirt, and all you can eat pizza and wings! This event is open to boys and girls entering grades 6 through 8 in the fall of 2017. To sign up, call or email AnneMarie Skojec, 754-4333.


Lick the summer heat with free ice cream at Judy’s Café Wednesday August 9th and 16th  6:00 — 8:00 pm

Bishop’s Annual Vocations Picnic - August 9, 2017

The Bishop's Annual Vocations Picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, 5pm at Divine Mercy Parish. Bishop Cunningham invites high school and college students to attend and meet sisters, brothers, priests and seminarians. There will be a BBQ dinner and activities to assist in vocation discernment. For more information or to sign up to attend please contact AnneMarie Skojec (607) 754-4333 or

Altar Server Olympics - August 17, 2017

Save the date for Altar Server Olympics
August 17th! More information to come!!

All high school students are invited to join the diocese in attending NCYC this fall. (November 16th- 18th, 2017 in Indianapolis)

Come join the Diocese of Syracuse Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry's Pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference. NCYC began in 1983 following in the footsteps of its predecessor conference, the CYO biennial national convention. In its early days, NCYC was held regionally, one session for each coast. Combined attendance at the regional conferences was a few thousand. In 1991, the two conferences merged into one national event. In the mid 1990s interest in NCYC began to increase. Today, NCYC draws 20,000+ youth and adults for three days of catechesis, prayer, service, and recreation. The next NCYC will be in Indianapolis and the theme is "Called." More than 20,000 attendees are expected to participate.

Final pricing for this trip will be announced soon. The price usually is in the range of $600. If your high child has interest in attending or if you would like more information contact AnneMarie Skojec, (607) 754-4333.