Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio hosts Youth Conferences every summer. The conferences provide high school teens with the opportunity to have a personal encounter with Jesus through adoration, Reconciliation, and daily Mass. 2,000 high school teens, inspiring talks, dynamic music, praise and worship, prayer and fellowship make for an awesome time, For most teens it is a moving and life-changing experience. This year's conference will be in NY in July.
The youth conference is open to all teens graduating 8th grade through graduating 12th grade. The theme of the 2019 conferences is Belong:
“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” -1 John 3:1
"At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?
As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”
This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us His sons and daughters. Come and experience His overwhelming love for you. You belong here."