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Beyond the Limits Jr. High Conference: March 5-6, 2022

Matthew 6:26-27 // “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable?”

Join us March 5 – 6 for an amazing weekend for our junior high youth! 



Ragan Savedra

Host // Forever a Louisiana girl at heart, Ragan spent the majority of her teen and young adult years in Lafayette.  Her passion and love for the Lord came alive when she attended Steubenville South as a teenager.  Ragan served as a Youth Minister for fifteen years and has always felt a call to serve the church through music, public speaking, building relationships, and, most recently, spiritual direction.  Ragan, her husband Michael, and their pup Lucy live in Houston, TX.


Kris Frank

Speaker // Kris attended Franciscan University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in catechetics and theology with a youth ministry concentration.  He has been a part of youth programs in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas, and has been privileged to travel around the country sharing the Gospel.  Kris serves as vice president of Vagabond Missions in Steubenville, OH, with his wife Grace, and their four children. 


Special guests!

Grae McCullough + Kelly Lombardi // Worship Leaders 

Fr. John Brocato // Speaker 

Grace Johnson // Speaker 


This retreat is for junior high youth in grades 6 – 8 who: 

• are searching for community 
• are looking to build their faith 
• are in need of some prayer time + learning how to pray 

P.S. You are absolutely welcome to the Beyond the Limits Jr. High Conference if you are not Catholic.  We can’t wait for you to experience the beauty of the Church. 

The Beyond the Limits Jr. High retreat will be held at the Randolph Riverfront Center in downtown, Alexandria.

The Beyond the Limits Jr. High conference starts Saturday morning with Mass, followed by men’s and women’s sessions, general sessions, lunch, and amazing afternoon activities. Saturday evening includes a keynote session as well as time for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prayer. 

Sunday morning opens with a general session and closes with Mass.  Confessions, small group times, and more are held throughout the weekend. 

Parents are welcome to attend the closing Mass on Sunday of the conference weekend.  Parents will be allowed to sit in a special seating section, and may be asked to meet their child(ren) downstairs to help ensure everyone’s safety.

Yes, we would love your help!  Please email to let us know you’re interested, and then register as a volunteer here!

This year’s theme is Fly, taken from Matthew 6:26-27, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable?”

We can’t wait to see your faces in-person for this amazing weekend!  Our fearless leaders will include: 

• Ragan Savedra // host 
• Kris Frank // speaker 
• Grae McCullough + Kelly Lombardi // worship leaders 
• Fr. John Brocato // speaker 
• Grace Johnson // speaker 
• more to come!

Your heart and your laughter!

We are taking measures to ensure that the retreat follows local government and diocesan guidelines. 

• We will have hand sanitizer and soaps available for hand washing. 
• We will sanitize heavily trafficked areas before the weekend. 
• We will have face masks available. 
• We will space the seating apart. 

• You should not attend the weekend if you or anyone in your immediate family is sick. 
• You should not attend the weekend if you are at a high-risk for severe illness. 
• Stay at least 6 ft. away from other retreat participants. 
• Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. 
• Use hand sanitizer and wash hands with soap and water frequently. 

Group Registration FAQ's

You will receive lunch and dinner on Saturday, as well as sessions, Adoration, confession, praise and worship, Mass on both days, anamazingly fun community time.

We cannot issue refunds, but you can fill that spot with another person in your group.

The price for youth, chaperones, and group leaders is $100 per person for groups inside the Diocese of Alexandria, and $125 per person for groups outside the Diocese of Alexandria. 

A group must consist of at least one youth and at least two adults. 

YES, you can make up a group of any youth and adults. 

You will need to contact the Steubenville South Office to add or remove spots from your group.  Please email 

You must bring 2 copies of all of the completed Liability forms for your group, in alphabetical order.  

There are many hotels in the area! 

A list of accommodations in the Alexandria/Pineville area can be found here

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