For the Least - Service & Justice Retreat

Fri Jul 27th, 2018 8 am to Sun Jul 29th, 2018 12 pm
Want to take service to others to the next level? Spend the weekend with us not only directly serving the WNY community, but spending time reflecting, praying, discussing, and opening our hearts to work for justice, encounter Christ in others, and put the Catholic faith into action.

Encounter the Gospel and learn more about Catholic Social Teaching through a powerful experience where faith and the world meet.

Take your love for service to the next level!

Answer the call to make a difference in the world around you.

Connect with others who are passionate about justice.

Hear stories from peers who have had profound encounters with Christ in the vulnerable.

Relax on the peaceful shores of Lake Erie.

Retreat begins at 8am at Camp Pioneer in Angola (1/2 hour from downtown Buffalo). Friday and Saturday include direct service in the community, small group discussions, stories from peers, prayer, bonfire, meals, & a chance to walk the beach. Weekend concludes with 11am Mass at Our Lady of Hope, a parish community in Buffalo made up of people from various ethnic backgrounds and refugee populations.

Sleeping arrangements are gender-divided dorm/bunk style. Each building has 6 bedrooms with bunk beds, a common area, and 2 private bathrooms with showers. Learn more about Camp Pioneer at 

Due to a generous grant, Have Faith Buffalo and the Diocese of Buffalo Youth & Young Adult Dept are able to offer this 2.5 day retreat for only $40, which includes lodging and meals. 

We look forward to having you join us!  Due to the content and commitment at service site, attendance for the full weekend is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Leahy.


Step One: Click "Add to Cart" to pay via credit card ($1.50 processing fee applies) 


If you prefer to drop off cash or mail a check for $40, please address it to:

Diocese of Buffalo Dept of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Attn: Sarah Leahy

795 Main St.

Buffalo, NY 14203


Step Two:  Click "Go" in the green box below to fill out a registration form.  


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