DYB Mission Statement

DYB for Youth

Mission Statement

We the youth of the Diocesan Youth Board (DYB) come together in order to bring faith to the people of the Diocese of Erie through prayer, witness to others, and the example of our lives. Through inspiring events and acts of service, we strive to evangelize our peers and our communities.


DYB is open to youth in grades 8 through 12, representing their faith communities and who are:

  • Passionate about their Catholic faith,
  • Want to make a real difference in the world,
  • Have a desire for holiness, and
  • A heart to bring others to Christ.

Youth are selected through a discernment process which begins with the submission of an online application with reference letters from either a pastor or Catholic school chaplain. Once discerned for the DYB, the youth is welcomed on the board, their pastor and/or Catholic school principal and campus minister notified, and then they are given instructions to begin their DYB role with prayer.

Contact the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry for more information, 814-824-1219.