Steubenville on the Bayou is sponsored by Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Since 2006, they have worked together to provide a powerful weekend of evangelization for Catholic teens. Located at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Steubenville on the Bayou provides a setting for developing a deeper relationship with Jesus through a weekend conference centered on Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This year's conference will be held on June 26th through June 28th, 2015, at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
A Steubenville Youth Conference is an event that addresses the needs of today’s Catholic youth. We have an exciting line up of speakers, musicians, and entertainers. Some highlights of the weekend are: Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, men’s and women’s sessions, small group discussion time and meeting new friends.
To view video of talks from 2104 and audio of 2013 talks, please visit the Steubenville Conferences webpage
Participants Attend in Groups!
Participants must attend as part of a group. Log onto the “Participants” page of www.SteubenvilleOnTheBayou.com
to register. A “group” consists of 1 Group Leader (GL) + 1 Chaperone for every 8-10 youth participants, with a minimum of 2 youth. A “youth” is defined as anyone in grades 8th through 12th for the current school year. The GL and Chaperones MUST be at least 21 years of age, it is highly recommended that the GL be 25 years old. The GL MUST be attending the conference weekend with the group and MUST be the one who is in contact with the Conference Office as well as the one who checks the group in at the start of the Conference.
*Everyone who is 18 years of age and older MUST be in compliance with their own Diocesan Policies for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Deacons, Seminarians & Religious
We invite and encourage Deacons, Seminarians and Religious to attend the Steubenville On The Bayou Catholic Youth Conference at no charge; however, you MUST register as either a volunteer or with your group as a participant.
Young Adults, Be a part of Mercy Crew or attend Encounter!
Mercy Crew is for those between the ages of 18-26 years of age. Mercy Crew is a 6-day young adults’ mission of service beginning with a retreat on the Tuesday prior to the conference weekend. The crew will pray and worship together and share their faith before preparing the conference site for the arrival of the 3000+ participants. Mercy Crew will provide “hands on” work throughout the weekend in various capacities to serve the needs of the youth conference. Mercy Crew is a great way to connect with other young adults who share your faith and desire to remain an involved adult within the Church through living the example. Visit www.BayouMercyCrew.org
Encounter is a Steubenville Young Adult’s Conference for those who have been out of high school for over a year and through 25 years of age. Bayou’s Encounter will run the same weekend at the youth conference and young adults can register with their parish group attending the youth conference or create their own young adult group. Encounter will be held at the Courtyard Marriott and registration is $150 per person.Click here for more information