You Belong

What are you seeking? Are you looking for a community of people where you can establish friendships? Are you hoping to find companions to walk with you on the spiritual journey?

The Diocese of Albany welcomes you and encourages you to join us.

Young Adult Day Retreat

You are invited to join young adults from across the diocese for a day long retreat.

When:  Sunday, June 26

             Gather at 9:30 AM

             Retreat starts at 10 AM; Outdoor Mass with Bishop Scharfenberger at 4 PM

             Retreat concludes after mass at 5 PM

Where:  Joshua House

            1071 Joshua Lane,  Altamont, NY

What:  In collaboration with Deacon Gary Riggi, The Diocese of Albany will be holding a Young Adult Retreat day which will include presentations, personal reflection, prayer, social time, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Mass with Bishop Scharfenberger.

Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided.

A free will offering / donation for the Joshua House is requested.  

All attendees MUST register.  *** NOTE:  Attendance maximum capacity is 75 people.



Real Talk Rosary


Real Talk Rosary (RTR) is a event initiated by and for young adults to create an opportunity to connect at a deeper level and share in prayerful love for Mary through the Rosary.  

We are all on a journey – personally, professionally, and spiritually.  RTR will offer young adults a venue to share and accompany each other as we build trust, community, and more meaningful friendships.

RTR will include fun / social time, prayer time, and offer presentations that will help guide us on our way.

Upcoming Events 

You are invited to join young adults from across the diocese for Real Talk Rosary (RTR).  RTR is an opportunity to connect at a deeper level and share in prayerful love for Mary through the Rosary.  

When:  Monday, June 20 at 7 PM

Where:  St. Isaac Jogues Church  (on Saratoga Lake) 

            716 Route 9P,   Saratoga Springs, NY

***  Bring a lawn chair, bug spray, etc. *** We will be OUTDOORS - sitting by the lake at sunset!!!!



Good News & Cold Brews



Good News & Cold Brews is a young adult social gathering and presentation on an interesting and relevant topic to help us on our faith journey.  It’s a great opportunity to bring a friend, make new friends, or catch-up with old friends.  The evening starts with social time that includes free food and drinks.  After the presentation, there is time for question and answer and concludes with additional socializing.

Upcoming Events



Holy Hour & Happy Hour 

Slow down and take a little quiet time to be with Christ in Adoration with other young adults.   Contemporary worship music and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered.  Afterwards, food and drinks are provided while you visit with old friends and make new friends at Happy Hour.

Upcoming Events

Join us for Adoration and Reconciliation, then food around a campfire on top of the hill behind St. Joseph the Worker Church in West Winfield. 

When:  Thursday, June 23, 6:30 PM Holy Hour and 7:30 PM “Happy Hour”

Where:   St. Joseph the Worker Church,   303 W. Main St., West Winfield, NY 

July 2022:

When:  Tuesday, July 12 at 7 PM

What:   Young Adult Holy Hour

Where:  Holy Family Parish

            763 E Main St, Little Falls, NY

Diocesan Young Adult Holy Hour:

  • Reflection
  • Exposition / Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Worship Music
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation


Immediately following Holy Hour will be a happy hour social gathering at the Parish Hall / Gym. 



Coffee House Gatherings


Come and relax with a cup of something hot or iced, bring a friend, make new ones and enjoy some food and drink.

These gatherings are free and open to all young adults. We provide an assortment of desserts and one beverage. Your only cost will be for any beverage you may decide to purchase beyond your first free drink. We’ll have time to get to know one another, do some ice breakers and just relax and build friendships. No pressure, no cost, no worries!

A Look Back at Recent Events...

Our young adult Coffee House Gatherings kicked off last evening at HiLo Catskill. Young adults from across the Diocese...

Posted by Diocese of Albany on Thursday, March 5, 2020