- What is a Steubenville Conference?
The Steubenville Youth Conference, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 25 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering God’s children to become radical and joyful disciples. For more information about the Steubenville conferences, visit steubenvilleconferences.com.
- What does a conference weekend look like?
Participants arrive with their groups and check-in mid-afternoon Friday. After dinner, the conference starts with a welcome from the Conference Host, who is part of the Ministry Team, a short teaching about worship and the Keynote address. The evening concludes with simple Eucharistic Adoration followed by time for the participants to gather in their small groups and/or go to Confession.
Saturday begins with Mass and separate Men’s and Women’s sessions that typically focuses on how to live a chaste life in the world today. Lunch starts the afternoon and happening simultaneously is another opportunity for small group time and/or Confession. Dinner, small group time, and an opportunity for Confession begin Saturday evening. This is followed by the Keynote and, what is often described by teens and adults alike as the absolute highlight of the weekend, Eucharistic Holy Hour with formal procession throughout the entire arena. Again, at the conclusion, groups gather for their small group time and/or Confession.
Sunday morning starts with the Keynote address, which generally focuses on how to bring the things they have heard throughout the weekend into a personal and practical reality for their everyday life. The conference wraps-up with the closing Mass usually celebrated by the local Bishop.
- Do you accommodate special needs?
With advance notice, we are usually able to accommodate most special needs, including physical disabilities, allergies, and dietary needs. Indicate these needs on individual registrations/liability forms.
- What meals are included?
Your conference registration fee includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast. A to-go lunch is available to add-on for Sunday; more details will be available soon.
- Are conference t-shirts available?
Yes, conference t-shirts are available for order in your group registration. More information will be available soon.
- I am not part of a group. Can I still register?
No. All participants must be registered with a group. A group consists of at least 3 members: one adult leader with two or more teen participants. Chaperones are required to accompany each teen, with a ratio of 1 chaperone per 8 youth of the same gender.