- To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today.
- To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
- To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Meeting Times and Places
We meet the first Sunday of the month or if we have an event or different date chosen by the youth. We meet in O'Malley Hall during coffee hour and go up to the youth group room.
Diocesan Youth Events
Liturgy: We always welcome lectors (readers), altar servers, cross bearer, choir members, Eucharistic Ministers, folks to help with collection, and people to bring up gifts.
Community opportunities: with/for Pregnancy Help Center, Catholic Charities Turning Point (including food pantry) and Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Hammondsport, Joseph's Hammer, and more. See below.
Annual March for Life
Every year the buses converge on Washington, DC to march in honor of the lives of the unborn. This year, a bus is leaving from a Southern Tier parish late on Thursday night, January 19th, returning about midnight on Thursday, the 19th. There will be Mass at the Basilica with Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Matano at 10 am Friday. Bishop Matano will march with us after the Mass. March and rally, accompanying prayer opportunities, people to meet, etc., are something to remember always.
A person's home should be their castle, but many people end up struggling with homes falling apart or no longer accessible to them. The volunteers of Joseph's Hammer come in and repair windows and doors, build access ramps, and more.
Using the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need.
22 Liberty Street, Bath, NY 14810; 607-776-8004; Past efforts for the Pregnancy Center include distributing baby bottles to be filled with change and return to them, having a church baby shower to collect diapers, personal hygiene, and other supplies for the center, and making people aware that this ministry exists.