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Welcome to Steubenville South 2016! For the past 21 years we have been very excited to serve the youth of our region. We have served over 70,000 youth, group leaders & chaperones, and we have helped them to find the true love of God in Jesus Christ. We have celebrated 58 masses; over 119,000 have received the Eucharist in these masses. The priests have heard over 40,830 confessions. We’ve had two bishops, many priests, religious and deacons. We have served tons of food. We have had many hard-working and faithful volunteers put many hours of work into this conference for the youth to have life changing experiences.
Today, as we get ready for the Steubenville South 2016, we are proud that we’ve been here for 21 years. At this threshold, we are trying to make a registration system easier for you, where the participants can register themselves and you don’t have to do all the work. We at the office will become your partner by helping you to finalize the process. For more information please go to the steubenvillesouth.com website. In here, you will find all the information you need for the entire conference.
God has blessed us! The South Celebration is at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, and several secondary venues, St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria Convention Hall, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, and the LSUA Evacuation Center. A campus-like environment and a big upgrade in facilities; no more tents will be used for meetings, workshops or breakout sessions. God blessed us with all these good things and we will use these blessings to serve you for many years to come.
Each year hundreds of individuals volunteer for the conference, helping in various areas. Volunteers attend FREE but must register by the deadline!
Application Form with the signed Code of Conduct, and any payments for extra t-shirts or Volunteer Housing are due before you arrive. Please contact our office with any questions. Volunteer Applications are available below for 2015.
Our venues: the Alexandria River Front Center,
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Father John Parks
Father John Parks is a priest for the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. Before seminary, Father Parks received a degree in theatre from Arizona State University and was a youth speaker specializing in pro-life and chastity topics. Father Parks was ordained a priest in 2010 and will begin teaching high school theology at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, next year. Father Parks has a great passion for the Gospel and loves being a priest.
Jackie Francois Angel
Jackie Francois Angel is a full-time traveling speaker and worship leader from Orange County, California. In 2006, she was signed to SpiritandSong.com, a division of OCP, and debuted her first album, Your Kingdom is Glorious, in 2008. Along with being a blogger and webcast host, Jackie travels around the world preaching, singing, sampling the local cuisine, and attempting to make people laugh. Her sophomore album, Divine Comedy, was released in 2012. Jackie recently married Bobby Angel, who shares her passion for chastity and evangelization.
The Josh Blakesley Band strives to make music that moves people into prayer and action. Their new release, EVEN IN THIS, promises to do just that. The title track is about finding hope in the darkest valleys of life. Josh, Grae, Christian, and Blake were all "born on the bayou" in Alexandria, LA. Josh began speaking and leading worship in his late teens. He and the band have led music world-wide for over 10 years. Their music has been featured on Sirius XM; EWTN; in concerts with Kutless, The City Harmonic, Jars of Clay, Newsboys, Matt Maher and Audrey Assad. Josh is married with two children and serves as Associate music director at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Alexandria, LA.
Michael "Gomer" Gormley
Michael Gormley, better known to friends as “Gomer,” has a degree in philosophy and theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. In high school, he struggled greatly with God’s existence, the problem of pain and suffering in the world, and the tension between science and religion. Encountering Jesus Christ in the Eucharist changed his life from that point on. He does full time ministry at a parish, as well as developing talks, podcasts, and writing articles on LayEvangelist.com. He’s the luckiest man in the world, married to Shannon and proud dad to Kateri, Cecilia, and Noah. Although he was not born there, he considers himself a true Texan.
Ever since his awakening to Catholicism through a youth ministry program, Pete Burds has used his five loaves and two fish for the sake of building the kingdom. Through storytelling, retreats, and leading worship, he has proclaimed the freedom found in Christ to thousands. He is a graduate of Franciscan University and is Director of College Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He also serves as the director of Evangelization for Arise Missions, a parish mission-based evangelization effort. Pete is a wanna-be philosopher, has a mild obsession with the band Switchfoot, and because of Christ, finds himself living a life greater than he could have dreamed. He and his beautiful wife live in Milwaukee, WI.
Steve Angrisano, Host
Steve Angrisano has shared his music and message with thousands of people with his unique blend of laughter, song, story, and often hilarious audience interaction. He has been featured at major conferences and events around the world, including the National Catholic Youth Conference, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and World Youth Day. Steve has been a musician, music director, and youth minister for more than a decade. His latest album, A New Day, was released in October of 2013. Steve isn’t just a performer, though. What he shares, both in story and song, is a witness to the love and life of Jesus. Steve lives in Texas with his wife, Jenni, and their three children.
Father Jose Robles-Sanchez
Father Jose Robles-Sanchez is the pastor of St. Mary's Assumption Church in Cottonport and he also serves as the Coordinator of Steubenville South for the Diocese of Alexandria.
Most Reverend Ronald Herzog, Bishop of Alexandria
Bishop Herzog is the eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria.
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