Loading
Summer Conferences aim to help young people ‘experience God’s glory’

.- As teens around the U.S. shed schoolbooks and paperwork for summer vacation, thousands are gearing up for a different kind of celebration--one they hope will ignite a fire for Christ in themselves and their peers.

Organizers of the Steubenville High School youth conferences are now knee deep in their 29th season of sharing Jesus Christ and the message of the Gospel with young people through music, skits, fellowship, powerful speakers and profound encounters with the Eucharistic Christ.

The internationally praised conferences were born in in 1976, when 1,000 young people from the U.S. and Canada gathered at the then College of Steubenville to light what would become a nationwide fire.

Lisa Ferguson, spokesperson for Franciscan University of Steubenville, who host the conferences, told CNA that the school expects nearly 31,000 teens to attend one of the 14 different conferences being held in venues across the country. As of mid-May, all but four of the venues were completely sold out.

The University calls the weekend conferences a time for young people “to get rocked by God, to get serious about life in Christ and His Church, and to learn the truth of the Gospel.”

Reflecting on the theme of this year’s conference lineup, “Experience the Glory”, director John Beaulieu said on the group’s website that, this summer we will focus on the glory of God--the light revealed in His Son Jesus Christ.”

“We experience this glory”, he said, “during the Mass, during adoration, and when we glorify His Holy Name.”

The youth conferences are part of a larger conference series sponsored by the University which includes weekends for young adults, catechists and priests and religious.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Aug
28

Liturgical Calendar

August 28, 2014

Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 24:42-51

Gospel
Date
08/28/14
08/27/14
08/26/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 1: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 24: 42-51

Saint of the Day

St. Augustine »

Saint
Date
08/28/14
08/27/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 24:42-51

Homily
Date
08/28/14
08/27/14
08/26/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: