Students Strengthen Their Faith at Steubenville Youth Conference

It was a weekend filled with worship, reflection and a sense of belonging.

17 Eagles attended the Steubenville Youth Conference earlier this month. The theme for this year’s conference was “Belong” based on the Bible passage from 1 John 3:1 — “See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.”

“This was my second year going to the conference,” said Anna Mussin-Phillips ‘21. “Both times the experience strengthened and enriched my faith. One of my biggest takeaways was that all relationships are intended to help the other person get to heaven and that really changed my view on friendships.”

At the conference, students attended Mass and Adoration and heard from speakers.

“This conference has made me feel more safe and confident in my faith,” shared Alexandra Camp ‘19. “I will try my best to follow through with the commitments I made to myself and to God on this retreat to keep my faith strong as my number one priority.”

Dominick Fisher ‘21 agreed, “This conference definitely affected my faith life in a positive way. Being able to be so close to The Lord with your closest friends really makes things amazing.”

The students shared that they didn’t want the conference to end, and their faith is stronger now because they attended the conference.

“If you’re thinking about attending Steubenville next year, do it,” Kate Schinaman ‘21 said. “This conference has given me the most impactful faith experiences of my life and I am so thankful for it!”

Posted August 1, 2019