Dear Steubenville South Community
For over 20 years now, the Steubenville South community has faced various challenges and obstacles along with our many joys and accomplishments, and each time has emerged stronger. This is due to our reliance on the Lord through the Eucharist and Mary as well as our strong relationships with each other. We believe that the same will be true of this time.
Over the past several weeks and months, we have worked with our local leaders and the Franciscan University Christian Outreach Office to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in order to better understand how it might impact our summer conference. Due to several factors, including the safety of teens, government regulations, and diocesan guidelines, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the Steubenville South conference for the summer of 2020.
We know this is tough news for you, your parish and your teens who were hoping to attend, but we make this decision for the health and safety of all. Believing that when a teen encounters Christ, it changes everything, we know that the work we do in ministry is more important now than ever before. In the days to come, we will continue to pray for you and support your ministry to teens and their families.
Please take great care of yourself and your loved ones.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, pray for us!
Steubenville South Conference Coordinator, July 2020