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 listening to the Lord, while also keeping in mind civil guidelines to keep everyone safe.  We are greatly saddened to announce that this summer’s Steubenville South Conference has been cancelled, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Our staff and volunteers are sad to say that we won’t be able to gather in person this summer, but make this decision for safety’s sake, and with the protection of everyone in mind. 

We have been working with Franciscan University and the facilities that host our summer conference, and are so glad to plan to meet again next summer, June 25-27, 2021! 

We are committed to helping you reach your teenagers, those in your church youth groups and those in your own homes.  Please contact us at if we can point you to any resources or be of assistance as parishes slowly reopen for public gatherings. 

We appreciate your long-standing support of this youth conference.  These are difficult times for our parishes and ministries, and many more changes are sure to come throughout the next several months.  But, know that we pray for you daily and truly believe that what we do in youth ministry and faith formation is more important now than it’s ever been. 

Please keep each other in prayer, and we hope to see you in person soon!