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Pilgrimage for Life - January

January 28-30, 2021

Join us and people from across the country at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.!

This event is a 3-day pilgrimage is more than just attending the March for Life. High schoolers will encounter Christ and explore some of our nation's history.  On this unique trip, participants will fly to Washington D.C., attend mass with Bishop Lucia, tour the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, enjoy a guided walking tour of the monuments, an evening rally with Chris Stefanick, and of course, the March for Life.

This is open to youth in grades 9-12.

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Pro-Life Leadership Conference


Learn simple ways to defend and communicate your pro-life beliefs! The Pro-Life Leadership Conference is more than just a day to learn about pro-life issues, it is a chance to learn how to apply the issues to your life after the conference. Learn how to discuss these difficult conversations with family members and peers and to be confident while doing so.

This is open to youth in grades 9-12.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross 

April 2,  2021

Youth, families, and young adults are invited to join Bishop Lucia in praying the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday evening. Join us at 6:30 pm for a candlelight outdoor service at Christ the King Retreat House in Syracuse.  A pizza dinner will be provided following the service.   

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Steubenville Summer Conference

July 9-11, 2021  

Steubenville Live is an entirely virtual, live-streamed Steubenville Youth Conference. This will be like no other virtual event offered! Rather than just staring at your screen the whole time there are many interactive elements to allow you to actively participate from home or parish. While nothing can fully replace an in-person Steubenville Conference, we are so glad to have the opportunity to gather virtually as the Body of Christ. 

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Middle School Summer Pilgrimage to Niagara Falls

 August 7, 2021

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 a Marian Shrine for Mass, and end the day with pizza and games! 

This event is open to youth entering grades 6 through 8.

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NCYC (Biennial Event)

 November 18-20, 2021

The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones.  Join the Syracuse Diocese Delegation and don't miss the powerful talks, informative and inspiring workshops, music, and of course experiencing the sacraments with over 20,000 young Catholics from around the US!  

Youth participants must be a current high school student (grades 9 through 12) at the time of registration.

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