Many people have given up hope on Catholic teens. They point to a generation of young people who have abandoned the religious convictions of their parents in favor of secular ideals and convenient values. They point to news headlines about Masses that are celebrated for rows of empty pews and Catholic parishes in America that have closed in recent years.
But we haven’t given up hope. We joyfully point to the 40,000 teenagers who flock to 18 Steubenville Youth Conferences every summer to hear talks about virtue, holiness, and sacramental spirituality.
This year, we are excited for the theme: Chosen.
Love is the strongest force in the world. It is unconditional. It never fails. And, at its center, love is a choice. This summer, we will explore that our ability to love is only because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). He chose us. God’s greatest desire is to be with us; not because of anything we can do for Him, but simply because He loves us. You are invited to experience a love that has no limits, no end, no strings attached. Come join us as we discover the reality that nothing can separate us from this love. We are CHOSEN.
We listen to the hundreds of parishes who return to Steubenville Youth Conferences with stories about how the conference marked a new beginning not only for their teens, but also their adult leaders and their parish communities back home.
We have hope because we believe that God is doing something powerful with the youth in His Catholic Church. Your parish has an opportunity to take part in this powerful movement.
Is your parish ready for renewal? Bring your teens to Life Teen Steubenville East this summer. You’ll be immersed in an electric atmosphere with 3,000 Catholic teens from over 125 parishes throughout the East. Join us for a weekend of inspiring music, challenging talks, and powerful liturgies.
Steubenville East will sell out this year, so don’t hesitate. It may seem daunting to come to an event this big, but your teen’s lives will be changed forever. No matter how big or how small, if you bring 2 or 200 teenagers, you will see a dramatic difference in your teens.
God will be here. Will you?