Youth Delegates

151st Diocesan Convention (2017)
Friday and Saturday, November 10-11, 2017
Melville Marriott Long Island, Melville, NY map-small-bl.png


Youth are encouraged to participate in the life of the diocese as Youth Delegates at Convention.  Like other lay leadership, youth delegates are elected by their parish, typically at the annual meeting.

Youth Delegates are a unique voice and are a vital part of the life ofthe diocese, especially in their vision for the future of Youth Ministry.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the Youth Pre-Convention Conference?

All youth delegates are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Convention Conference on Saturday, September 30 at the Mercer School of Theology (65 Fourth Street, Garden City, NY 11530). 

The Pre-Convention Conference includes food, games, prayer and fellowship with other youth delegates from across the diocese. It is the best way to prepare for the Convention, make friends and network prior to the November Diocesan Convention. 

Register online for the Pre-Convention Conference no later than Wednesday, September 27 at:

Where is Diocesan Convention?

Convention is held at the Melville Marriott Long Island Hotel in Melville, NY (1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747).  Convention begins on Friday, November 10th and ends on Saturday, November 11th.

Do I need to bring a permission slip?  Do I need a chaperone?

All youth delegates must bring a signed permission slip and must be accompanied by an adult that is a registered youth chaperone or registered delegate from his or her parish.  This adult must remain onsite while the youth delegate is at the hotel.

What should I wear to Convention?

Business Attire for all meetings and worship services is appropriate; “Dress to Impress” for the Diocesan Social Gathering on Friday evening.  (No jeans, sneakers, tank tops; belts should be worn with pants; skirts and dresses should be an appropriate length.)

What time does Convention begin?

Convention registration opens at 9:30AM on Friday, November 10th and Convention convenes at 1:30PM.  The youth breakout sessions will be held in the Nassau/Suffolk Room.  The exact schedule will be determined closer to the start of Convention.

Do I need to register for Convention?

Yes.  All youth delegates must register online for the Convention (Saturday lunch is included in the $50 price).  Please check with your parish to see if you have been registered for the Convention.  Visit for more details and to register online.

Is there a separate dinner for youth delegates?

No.  All members of the Diocese will dine together at the Social Gathering on Friday.  The cost for the Social Gathering is an additional $55 per person.  Registering during the Early Bird period discounts the cost to $100 for convention and dinner.

What time does Convention end?

Convention closes at approximately 5:00PM on Saturday, November 11th.