Departure Details Steubenville 2016: What You Need to Know
1. We are meeting at 7:15 am at Lansing Catholic High School. When you arrive, please bring all your luggage into the gym. Then we’ll have Mass in the school chapel with parents and chaperones. After Mass we’ll load the buses with the goal of departing before 8:30.
2. Anyone wishing to give a farewell to the brave adult chaperones is welcome to bring us a vat of Biggby coffee for the road and promises of rosaries to be prayed on our behalf!
3. We will be departing Steubenville on Sunday, between approximately 1-2 pm. It is hard to know our ETA back home, but we will be calling parents when we are passing Ann Arbor so you have ample time to arrive pick them up. We can safely estimate arriving home between 7-8 pm.
4. Please don’t text/call your teen throughout the weekend – allow them to just experience it and be fully present. In case of emergencies, contact your youth minister on their cell.
5. Just a reminder-meals are included during the weekend, but you need to bring cash for Friday’s lunch and Sunday’s dinner on the Ohio Turnpike, and you may want to bring extra money for snacks that will be for sale. Feel free to pack your own snacks as well.
Teen Behavioral Expectations:
• The adult volunteers are giving up time with their families (and sleep) to be with you. Please treat them at all times with respect and give a cheerful “Yes!” to whatever is reasonably asked of you.
• A Youth Conference is a GREAT time for romance- with Jesus. ONLY. Please keep HIM the relational focus of your weekend and let your wardrobe choices reflect that focus! (“Cover your B’s”).
• Do not go anywhere alone – have a buddy and make sure an adult chaperone from our group knows your whereabouts at all times.
• If you experience something intense and you want to talk about it with an adult, all the chaperones are here to talk with you, pray with you. We’re here for you!
• Please say a prayer of openness and bring a journal to write in! Jesus is a gentleman and will wait for permission into your heart.
• We will be making our best effort to eat meals together. Hang with us.
• Meet new people, have fun! Check out the bookstore (you may want to bring spending $$ for this)
What to Bring to a Steubenville Youth Conference
Do yourself a favor and pack as light as possible. Try your best to keep it to one bag! Keep in mind that YOU HAVE TO CARRY ALL THAT YOU BRING.
Pillow & Sleeping Bag
Toiletries (including feminine products for the ladies!)
Socks, shoes, sandals
A nicer outfit for Sunday Mass (think khakis and collared shirts)
Money for lunch on Friday and dinner on Sunday (we'll be stopping on the turnpike)
Appropriate clothing. For the sake of sparing us the agony of hairsplitting about this, we mean: sleeves on all tops (and not with ripped-open sides) and skirts/shorts should be at least fingertip length. As a general rule: “COVER YOUR B's” (Belly, Buttocks, Back, Breasts, and what the British call “Builder's Cleft” - as in, make sure we don't see your undergarments or more when you bend over!). Also, please make sure you don't wear T-Shirts displaying any content that would offend the Blessed Mother. If in doubt, please leave it at home.
Bible, Rosary, Journal
A Sharpie Marker to have other teens sign your tshirt
Water Bottle/ Munchies for the Bus ride
Rain jacket/poncho/umbrella, Flashlight
Ear plugs/ noise machine
Spending money for the bookstore or coffeeshop, or pizza after the evening sessions
Do not Bring: Tobacco or Alcohol Products or Drugs, Weapons, any media that would offend the Blessed Mother (including magazines, books, or music), ImmodestClothing* (* = Youth minister reserves the right to ask a teen to change their outfit and will have unslightly, oversized alternatives if they don't pack their own).
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.
I want to go. What do I need to know?
15 available spots this year for Resurrection youth. We are traveling with teens from all over the Lansing region.
Cost- $300 per student (if we meet our fundraising goal, the cost will only be $100 per student).
Brian Kissinger. Father Dave Pivonka. Cooper Ray. Leah Darrow. Josh Blakesley. Kris Frank.
Earn your conference tee for free when someone you invited comes to their first Steubie conference with us.