The Youth Summit is a one-day retreat with teens from across the diocese that is held each year. It’s for all students in Grades 8-12. This year, the theme of the youth summit is BE Incredible. Be who God made you to be and you will set the world ablaze!


It is on Sunday, October 28th. The retreat itself is from 9am-4pm; we will gather at St. Mary’s at 7:00am to load the bus, leave by 7:30am in order to arrive at Rock Valley College (3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114) in time to register and be there for this day! We will return to St. Mary’s around 5pm.


The day costs $30 – this is the registration fee, including lunch and t-shirt, and your bus cost. Click the link below to register online and then print out the permission slip to sign and turn in. Forms & money are due before October 28th! *Please just let us know if you need help with payment!


Please register and return all forms by or preferably BEFORE Sunday October 28th. Sign-up today by clicking “register” above!


We will transport everyone to Rock Valley College via School Bus. Parents, you will simply drop your students off at St. Mary’s on Sunday Morning and pick them up back at St. Mary’s later that night. The times are:

  • Drop off at 7:00am Sunday Morning at St. Mary’s near the Ministry Center entrance.
  • Pick up at approximately 5:00pm on Sunday at St. Mary’s. 


  • Breakfast: The teens should eat breakfast before they come or bring something to eat on the bus.
  • Lunch: Lunch is included in the registration fee; it is a box lunch at the event!
  • Dinner: We will return by dinner time, so the students will not eat dinner on this trip. 


As stated above, the cost for the day is $30; this is the registration fee (which includes t-shirt, lunch, and the conference) plus the cost of transportation. If you are in need of financial aid, please simply let us know and we can work something out. This can be paid directly online, or via cash or check to St. Mary’s and turned in to the Youth Ministry Office at your convenience.


If your teen needs to take prescription medications (or non-prescription medications) during this day, please do the following:

  1. Put all their prescription meds in a ziploc bag.
  2. Select the link below to fill out a Prescription Medication Form, and also place that in the bag.
  3. When your teen arrives at the retreat center, they should turn in their meds to the adult at check-in.
  4. Your teen will need to come to the table in the back of the room to take their meds during the weekend. We will make announcements/reminders throughout the retreat and have an adult present to coordinate this.

Click here for the medication form.


If you have questions about any of this, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

(847) 669-5612