What is a Steubenville high school youth conference?

The Steubenville Youth Conference is a weekend-long opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, and experience a great gathering of the young Church. Teens entering 9th-12th grades (as well as recently graduated seniors) come from all over the United States and Canada every summer to hear an exciting line-up of speakers, musicians, and presenters. A highlight of the weekend is the powerful times of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, as well as Mass. Many youth have come to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit through the weekend.  For that reason, teens preparing for Confirmation are strongly encouraged to attend.

What does a conference weekend look like?

Friday - Meet in the early morning for Mass, then load the buses and depart. Lunch on the Ohio turnpike. Conference begins.

Saturday- Conference all day: meals, music and entertainment, talks, workshops, Confession, Adoration, small groups, free time, shopping in the bookstore. A packed, amazing day.

Sunday - Closing Mass. Depart from Franciscan University in the early afternoon. Dinner on the way home. Arriving back at Resurrection between 6-8 pm (we'll call parents when the bus is 1 hour away from home).

Important Dates and Deadlines: 

  • April 1st- Franciscan LEAD applications are due.

  • April 22nd- $50 deposit due.

  • June 11-12 & June 17-18 - Fundraising at Weekend Masses

  • June 30th - All remaining paperwork and monies due.

  • July 8th-10 - Conference weekend.


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Who's speaking this year?

Brian Kissinger. Father Dave Pivonka. Cooper Ray. Leah Darrow. Josh Blakesley. Kris Frank.


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Earn your conference tee for free when someone you invited comes to their first Steubie conference with us.


Hear this full-length talk from last summer's youth conferences by Father Mike Schmitz