Steubenville on the Bayou

Steubenville on the Bayou

2016-06-24T00:00:00 - 2016-06-26T00:00:00

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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 past conferences, please visit the Steubenville Conferences webpage

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. 

Participants Attend in Groups!

Participants must attend as part of a group. Log onto the “Participants” page of 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.


Please check back for more information about the open of registration for the 2016 conference.

Group Registration Fees
  • $150 per registrant (this includes Group Leaders and Chaperones)
  • A deposit of $50 per spot is due 2 weeks after registering group.
  • Registration will remain open until conference is full!
  • Please check back for more information about the open of registration for the 2016 conference.
Group Leader Documents

All Participants

Chaperones Only

For information about our Franciscan LEAD program click here.

For information about Mercy Crew for Young Adults click here. 

Volunteers are the backbone of the Bayou Conference. We invite adults 18 and over to register as volunteers. All volunteers must have up-to-date Diocesan Safe Environment Training through their Church Parish/Diocese. For those adults who cannot be present during the weekend, we ask for your Intercessory Prayer for the Bishop, speakers, musicians, staff, volunteers and participants.

Volunteer Areas


First Aid

Food Service












Additional Information

  • Volunteer Housing options may be found on the link below in "Area Information"
  • Local volunteers who are willing to house volunteers from other areas, please contact the Conference Office

Area Information

Please read over the FAQs below. If you still have a question that is not answered, you can contact us by or calling us at 985-850-3171

What is a Steubenville youth conference?

Steubenville is a town in Ohio. Franciscan University is in Steubenville and there are many conferences on campus throughout the year. The youth conferences have been happening at the university since 1975. The first off campus youth conference was held in Alexandra, Louisiana in 1995. There are now over 21 youth conferences held throughout the United States and Canada. This will be the eleventh year for the Steubenville conference in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.


Why should a young person attend a Steubenville youth conference?

The whole vision of the conference is to lead teens to Christ and to give them a deeper understanding and love for their Catholic faith.


What is the cost to attend the conference?

All participants attending with groups must pay to attend the conference. The price for Groups Leaders, Chaperones and youth participants is $150.


Can I come to a Steubenville On The Bayou Conference if I am not part of a group?

No, you must be a part of a youth group to attend Steubenville on the Bayou. If you need help finding a group to attend with, you can contact our office. If you are over 21 years of age, you may also attend as a Volunteer. See our Volunteer page for more information.

 How big does a group have to be?

A group must consist of at least two youths and two adults.


Can we come if we are not a regular parish youth group?

Yes, you can make up a group of any youth and adults. However, our Verification Form must be signed by your parish’s Pastor. You must have the support of your parish’s Pastor and anyone who is over 18 years of age must be in compliance with the Safe Environment policies of your diocese in order for your group to attend.