WHY STEUBNEVILLE SOCAL AND 18:23 FOR YOUR PARISH?
Teens and young adults have a profound need to connect to Christ. They are hungry for spirituality and truth. Jesus says “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Jn 14:6. Steubenville SoCal (OC-San Diego) and 18:23 are more than just conferences. These weekends are an encounter with Christ, an invitation to commit and recommit our lives and hearts to Him. Powerful speakers, holy Priests and religious, engaging music, profound prayer experiences, forgiveness in the sacrament of Reconciliation, holy and joyful celebrations of Mass, the witness of thousands of teens and leaders gathered together, all work to create a place where every young person can encounter Christ. Hearts are opened and lives are changed as they embrace Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life!
We work hard to create a prayerful experience in our conferences. Our staff works very closely with the conference hosts, musicians, and speakers to ensure your young people are purposefully drawn into deep and dynamic prayer. We place special care in planning our Eucharistic Liturgies. During the conference weekend our prayer chapel is always open and available. Most importantly, through you and your brother Priests, teens and young adults have multiple opportunities throughout the weekend to experience the joy of forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Throughout the conference our goal is to lead each young person closer to Jesus Christ.
The two Catholic youth conference that make up Steubenville Socal will be held at the Unversity of California, Irvine from July 7- 9, 2017 (OC) and University of San Diego from July 28-30, 2017. (SD) These gathering has grown in popularity and this year we expect approximately 7,000 to attend between the two sites. I would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at either, or both, of these inspiring events. We need priests such as you to minister to these young people, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and liturgies, as they open themselves to the unconditional love and mercy of our Lord.
You will be contacted to confirm the schedule of Liturgies and the times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will also need to obtain a copy of your Faculties and a Letter in Good Standing from your diocese. In honor of your service to our Lord and the church, we waive all conference fees for Priests.
While I realize that your weekends are generally full with your commitments to your parish, I encourage you to be a part of this wonderful experience, which will invigorate you in the knowledge that the Holy Spirit is at work in these young adults who are the future of our Church.
Feel free to contact the team at All For God at (619) 582-4571 or e-mail them directly should you have any questions. Thank you for all you do in your ministry. Looking forward to meeting you at Steubenville SoCal, I am…
Yours in our Lord,
Steubenville SoCal (OC-San Diego) is one of 21 youth conferences held this summer across North America, presented by Franciscan University of Steubenville and their local Regional Partners.
Each summer All for God and Franciscan University of Steubenville partner together to present an authentically Catholic conference in beautiful OC and San Diego for your parish teens, young adults, and youth ministry team. We invite you to be a part of these transformational weekends serving over 7,000 young people. If you have an hour or the entire weekend to serve, please come, share your gifts, and minister to the young people in the Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Join with us in a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy as teens and young adults encounter the love and truth of our Lord.
PRIEST REGISTRATION ONLINE: Free, Easy and Accurate
We offer an easy, fast, and helpful online registration process at Click Here to Register – Priest. As a thank you for your ministry All for God waives all fees. Connect through your computer, tablet or phone, or email All for God and we will sign you up. You will be able to see and select the times when you are available to minister at Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As the conference draws near you can adjust your ministry agenda if your availability changes. When you arrive on campus we have reserved parking, a Priest Hospitality Lounge, and a dedicated staff to serve you. For priests traveling from out of the area we happy to arrange overnight housing for you.
ALL FOR GOD
All for God is dedicated to serving the youthful Church and helping all parishes bring teens closer to Christ. Our website offers free programming resources to every parish. We provide free youth minister training, coaching, and support. We understand the needs of teens, youth ministers, and pastors; and we work hard to ensure that both are served all-year long. We are here to serve you as you serve your teens.