Steubenville Conferences draw a record 7,500+ Catholic youth
Youth attending the 2015 Steubenville Conferences in Springfield Mid-America were encouraged through prayer, fellowship, and the witness of religious and lay speakers, to never settle for simply “what the world offers,” but rather to be drawn closer to God and to be ever-inspired by His limitless love and mercy.
The Mid-America sessions, coordinated by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and hosted on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, drew more than 7,500 youth over the weekends of July 10-12 and July 17-19.
Bp. Edward Rice, an auxiliary bishop of St. Louis, said that the youth of the Church today are called to help renew the world, to rebuild a society that often seems to be hung up on expecting authentic and enduring satisfaction from limited, earthly things. Young people must live “in the world, but not of the world,” Bp. Rice said.