Steubenville South 2021

We are sorry to announce that the in-person portion of this summer’s Steubenville South Youth Conference has been cancelled.  But, Steubenville can still come to you!  The Steubenville Youth Retreat Experience will allow you to gather as a group for the weekend – wherever you are – to encounter Christ together.  Combining live-streamed and in-person…

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2021 Steubenville South Conference!

“Restore to us, o God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” | Psalm 80: 3 RSV  Can you remember a time when you weren’t anxious about something?  The chaos of our lives can overwhelm us and make it difficult to see anything other than confusion and brokenness. And somewhere along the way,…

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Restored: Update on summer youth events

“Restore to us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” Psalm 80: 3 RSV  We hope this issue of the Church Today finds everyone well – safe and healthy with your families.  These are unprecedented times, and information changes daily and rapidly.  The Steubenville South Conference office has been praying and…

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Answering the internet’s most asked questions about priests

Father Louis Sklar joined the Communications Office to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about priests and the priesthood.  See his answers below.  Q. What do priests do on a daily basis? A. Daily, priests make a promise during Diaconate Ordination to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.  Many priests begin their day…

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Self-care during the pandemic

By Kevin Boudreaux Guest Contributor  Self-care can be thought of as regularly giving the proper attention and care it takes to maintaining our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellness.  For most people this involves engaging in activities that are enjoyable and rejuvenating, such as exercise, hobbies, prayer, or social gatherings.  These things we do…

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Life after Beyond the Limits

Like many in my community, Jesus made His first appearance in my life – rather, I first opened my eyes to Him – at a Catholic youth event.  This life-altering experience was the beginning of my lifelong commitment of faith to Christ.  Almost 300 youth and adults recently attended our diocesan Beyond the Limits Junior…

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This truth will change your life

By Chris PadgettGuest Contributor We all want to be seen.  We want someone to really “get” who we are, and yet, there is a fear of truly being ourselves.  Why are we afraid to simply be ourselves?  Because there is an undercurrent of fear that threatens our confidence.  That fear has to do with acceptance.…

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The song of our hearts: Celebrating St. Cecilia

By Angela McCannGuest Contributor  Truth and beauty come from the Lord.  Music can be a collision of truth and beauty made manifest for the glory of God while edifying the human spirit. Music can heal hurts, augment prayerful repose, or ignite a flaming passion within our already grateful hearts.  One of our great Doctors of…

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So your teen attended Steubenville South… now what?

By Jeannette AdamsGuest Contributor  Summer is an exciting time to break from the normal juggle of work and school obligations.  It is a time for families to prioritize rest, fun, and reconnect with one another.  It also provides opportunity to reenergize your family’s faith.  Steubenville South, VBS, Faith Camp, Cove Crest, and gatherings in between…

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Why your teens need a Steubenville conference

It’s not easy to decide which summer events to offer your teens.  It can be cumbersome having to pick and choose which summer events your teen can attend in addition to family time and just getting into the summer routine.  It can be extremely difficult, time consuming, or even annoying to have to take time…

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