Incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors are invited to attend the 2021 Steubenville Youth Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio from June 25-27, 2021. The St. Mary Mokena Youth Ministry Group is organizing the trip and will be traveling together via bus.
The three-day event is packed with faith- and fellowship building activities that include concerts, games, Catholic speakers, Mass, Confession, Adoration, workshops, and more.
Watch two former attendees recount their experience at the conference below:
Registration for the conference has begun. Parents can sign up their teen by printing out and completing the form at this link: https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/6147a994/files/uploaded/SteubenvillePermission2021.pdf
Then, mail the form with the $75 deposit to St. Mary Parish in Mokena: 19515 115TH AVE., MOKENA IL 60448. You can also bring it to the parish office. If the office is closed, the form and payment can be left in the dropbox outside of door #3. The absolute deadline to sign up is April 19, 2021. Due to pandemic restrictions, St. Mary is guaranteed only a limited number of spots, so it is important to register by this deadline.
The conference has a reputation for setting attendees’ Catholic faith on fire and drawing them closer to Christ.
One former attendee wrote,
“The Steubenville Youth Conference is so much fun! It is held at Franciscan University where you get to stay on their campus and in their dorms which is cool. There are so many amazing speakers that come to speak about their faith journey which is so inspiring to hear along with Mass, Adoration, and Confession. The singing, dancing, and meeting new friends from different states is a great experience to share.”
“During this youth conference, I learned what it truly means to be Catholic. I love being Catholic and will always have my faith to lean back on. Through the Sacraments, Mass, and the Eucharist, I have built my Catholic faith. I loved just learning about God through others who were at the conference. One example would be the speakers who spoke at the conference. I learned that God is always going to be with us on our journey and will never leave our side. We belong in the Catholic Church.”
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the organizers of the Steubenville Youth Conference are limiting attendance to 600 teens and following the safety and sanitation practices outlined in their Covid-19 Policy. For those who cannot attend the conference, events will be livestreamed. Information on where and how to livestream will be available soon.
For more information about the conference itself and about signing up, please email Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the official conference website at https://steubenvilleconferences.com/
To learn more about the St. Mary Youth Ministry Group, visit www.stmarymokena.org/youth-ministry.