We have received a number of questions about whether or not Steubenville will still be happening this year in light of COVID-19. At this time, we are still hoping and planning on attending Steubenville this July, but as things continue to develop over the next few weeks, we will keep you informed if that changes. Thank you for your understanding.


Steubenville Rochester

“Restore us, O God; let thy face shine, that we may be saved.” -Psalm 80:3 RSV

July 10-12, 2020 // Rochester, MN

Steubenville is a weekend youth conference that takes place multiple times across the country every summer -over 50,000 high schoolers participate in a Steubenville Conferences! Lively and engaging talks, incredible music, powerful moments in prayer, and tons of teenagers seeking the same thing as you, make for an incredible weekend you don’t want to miss!


We will provide transportation to and from the Youth Conference via charter bus. Parents, please simply drop your students off at St. Mary’s on Friday and pick them up on Sunday. The weekend will go as follows:

Friday, July 10

7:30 am – Gather at St. Mary’s for Mass, Breakfast, etc.

9:30 am – Load the bus and leave for Rochester

3:30 pm – Check-in and begin conference weekend

Saturday, July 11

Attend conference at Mayo Civic Center all day.

Sunday, July 12

12 pm – Conference ends, load bus

1 pm – Lunch on the bus (bagged lunches to-go from the conference)

5:30 pm – Stop for dinner

Between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm – Arrive home (we will call from the bus when we know a more accurate time)



The following will be our meal schedule for the weekend:

  • Friday Breakfast: We will provide a light breakfast after 8 am Mass and before we load the bus.
  • Friday Lunch: We will stop for a fast-food lunch, bring money or pack your own.
  • Friday Dinner through Sunday Lunch: The conference will provide these, including a bag lunch to go on Sunday.
  • Sunday Dinner: We will stop on our way home for dinner; participants should bring money for this meal.


Registration will open Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 pm!

To register, click here and register online with a $50 deposit to reserve your spot. You will then continue later with registration through the conference office, as well as any paper forms needed.

Teens who have come before, choose “returning” when you register. If you have not, choose “first time.” If you are a first timer, you will be able to let us know who recommended you and they will receive a coupon for a future event (see below)! Registration deadline is June 12th.


The total cost for this event is $300. This includes:

  • Conference Registration
  • Transportation
  • T-shirt
  • Dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday
  • All meals for you during the weekend

This year, we again have incentive for those of you who have been before! Are you ready to do some recruiting??

If you have been on Steubenville before and you invite someone who has never been…

That person will receive $50 off of their registration

You will receive a $25 voucher to be used on a future youth ministry event

Start recruiting your friends to save money for you and them!


If your teen needs to take prescription medications, please do the following:

  1. Put all their prescription meds in a ziploc bag.
  2. Select the link below to print and fill out a Prescription Medication Form, and place the filled out form in the bag.
  3. When your teen arrives for the Conference, they should turn in their meds to the youth minister or adult volunteer who is collecting them (the exception to this would be any epi-pens, inhalers, or any other thing that may be needed immediately in case of emergency).
  4. Your teen will need to come to the youth minister or adult volunteer to take these medications during the weekend. We will make announcements or reminders throughout the weekend about these medications.

Prescription Medication Form


  • Comfortable, modest clothing*
  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes for lots of walking
  • Sweatshirt; the main venue sometimes gets cold
  • Possibly bring money for the bookstore during the weekend, if you’d like, or for snacks, etc.
  • A sleeping bag and pillow for the dorm rooms we’ll be sleeping in
  • Toiletries
  • An umbrella or other rain gear
  • A backpack – to carry belongings throughout the day.
  • (optional) Fan
  • (optional) Sunblock
  • (optional) A Bible, notebook and pen
  • (optional) Spending money for bookstore

*Here are the modest clothing guidelines from the conference: Clothing must cover all undergarments and midriffs. Bikini tops, low cut tops, mini skirts, yoga pants, short shorts, and any inappropriate or profane attire are not to be worn at any time during the conference. Gentlemen are required to wear shirts at all times. Shoes are also to be worn at all times.


Melissa Garduno

Coordinator of High School Ministry