For more than a decade, St. Malachy has been taking a group of teens to the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. It began with Kevin Lillis taking his son and his son's friend one year, and gradually increased to the point where there have been 40+ teens attend. Over the years we have had many teens from other parishes attend with us as well. The teens enjoy having fun on the long bus trip and spending half a day at Cedar Point Amusement Park in addition to the opportunity to grow in their faith during the time spent at the conference. As you can see in the pictures below, we have special matching shirts made up for each day of the trip.
Last year we made a change and attended the Steubenville On The Lake conference in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The trip is only 3 days instead of 5, making it easier for people with jobs to be able to go. We also stop by Six Flags Great America for 4+ hours on our way back from the conference.
Steubenville On The Lake will be July 20-22, 2018. We will leave Friday morning and return late on Sunday night. The group will have to be registered in middle January.