Steubenville Youth Conference

Steubenville Youth Conference
July 12-14, 2024

Teens currently in 8-12th grade are invited to join us for a weekend away with a few thousand Catholic teens to encounter God & experience His love through the power of the Sacraments, youthful dynamic Catholic speakers, uplifting music & new friends!

In our ever-changing world, Jesus is the answer to the longing of our hearts for meaning, fulfillment, security, and love. Join hundreds of Catholic teens at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, from July 12-14, 2024 to be illuminated in the light of Christ.

All rising freshmen in high school through rising freshmen in college are invited to attend this retreat with our group.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5


  1. Download and turn in your completed Registration Packet.
  2. Send in your payment ($200 for parishioners; $315 for non-parishioners) or pay online here.
  3. Cost includes travel, most meals, conference, room & board and a t-shirt!
    • Make checks payable to St. Raymond’s
    • Financial assistance is available
      • Please contact Jeanne if money is holding you back from attending


  1. Download the list of what to pack.
  2. Meet at St. Raymond’s in the parking lot at 7:00am on Friday, July 12th. 
    • Reminder that departure and return times are written out on the top portion of the permission slip.
    • Emergency contact info. is also on the top portion of the permission slip.
  3. You will also need money for lunch on the drive to Steubenville as well as dinner on the way home!
Learn more about the speakers here!

Why should I go to Steubenville?

“My trip to Steubenville was an amazing experience; meeting new people and growing closer with God. I had a lot of fun going to Steubenville and I think you would too..“

~10th Grader from St. Raymond’s

Steubenville helped me open up more to God and to the people around me. Prior to this event, I didn’t really know who God was; I thought he was just someone high and almighty that I’m taught to worship. However, this experience changed my perspectives. I have chosen to deliberately acknowledge him because Steubenville has shown me who He really was. After days of being there, I realized that being able to be around others who loves God as much as I do really add a beneficial factor to such a great experience.   10/10 would recommend.

~11th Grader from St. Raymond’s

My experience at Steubenville was great because I think everyone falls away from God during teenage years so it’s a great place to get it back on track. God isn’t really forced on you either while you’re there, it’s just a chill experience. The people you meet are all genuinely nice people who are just fun to talk to for the most part. I’d recommend getting a friend or someone you know to go with you so that way it’ll be easier to meet new people. If you have the right attitude, you’re guaranteed to come back from the trip happier then when you left and that’s a promise. 

~12th Grader from St. Raymond’s

Last summer I went to the Steubenville Conference at the Franciscan University in Ohio. I learned to love going on the retreat even when I was not as enthusiastic leaving for the retreat as I was coming back from it. It was an amazing experience that was eye opening in that it really made you think about topics that you normally wouldn’t think about in different perspectives. The talks that we had were extremely inspiring and I still remember them to this day. I was able to grow in my faith, be more open to more involvement in my church community, but I also made friends and had a great time. I recommend this conference for anyone who’s unsure or unused to being involved in the church community and is wanting to try something new.  I really do not regret going!

~11th Grader from St. Raymond’s

My faith and my perspective on the world we live in was changed after my trip to Steubenville. My heart was touched by God, and my faith has grown tremulously since then. I don’t think I would be the Catholic that I am, one year later, if it weren’t for this retreat!

~9th Grader from St. Raymond’s

Thinking about it? Have questions?

Contact Jeanne

Official Steubenville Youth Conference website