Steubenville | St. Paul

July 28-30, 2023 | St. Paul, Minnesota

Kris Frank

Fr. Jonathan McElhone

Fr. Jonathan McElhone, TOR

Katie Hartfiel

Katie Hartfiel

Brian Greenfield

Katie Prejean McGrady

Katie Prejean McGrady

Sonar Worship

Join Us for this Transformational Catholic Event!

Steubenville | St. Paul is a weekend conference that evangelizes, equips and empowers 9th-12th grade youth to become radical, joyful disciples. Enjoy keynote speakers, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and much more.

Part of a series of 25 Steubenville Youth Conferences across North America that serve 50,000 young people annually, Steubenville | St. Paul is held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

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2023 Pricing Details

Early Registration: $249 per person // Register between November 15, 2022 – January 10, 2023.

Regular Registration: $256 per person // Register between January 11, 2023 – May 10, 2023.

Late Registration: $266 per person // Register after May 11, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which meals are included?
Your conference registration fee includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Sunday to-go lunch is available for $12.50 and must be pre-purchased.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
All participants will stay in the dorms at the University of St. Thomas. While dorm configurations may vary, plan for 1 of every 3 of participants to sleep on the floor – this includes adult chaperones. Most dorms are not air conditioned and we recommend bringing fans. Linens, pillows and towels are not provided.
Can I request to stay in an air conditioned room?
Air conditioned dorm space is very limited and is reserved for those with special needs. Please contact Elizabeth with questions. (
Are conference t-shirts available?

Yes - t-shirts are available for order in your group registration. You can also call to add them at 952.224.0333.

Can I stay additional nights at University of St. Thomas?

Yes. Additional nights on-campus may be arranged through the Partnership for Youth office for an additional cost per person, per night. Please contact Elizabeth for additional information. (

What is a Steubenville Conference?

The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 25 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering God’s children to become radical and joyful disciples. For more information about the Steubenville Conferences,  visit

What does a conference weekend look like?

Participants arrive with their groups and check-in mid-afternoon Friday. After dinner, the conference starts with a welcome from the Conference Host, who is part of the Ministry Team, a short teaching about worship and the Keynote address. The evening concludes with simple Eucharistic Adoration followed by time for the participants to gather in their small groups and/or go to Confession.

Saturday begins with Mass and separate Men’s and Women’s sessions that typically focuses on how to live a chaste life in the world today. Lunch starts the afternoon and happening simultaneously is another opportunity for small group time and/or Confession followed by the Senior and Graduated Senior workshop, an option of two workshops for all others and the afternoon Keynote.

Dinner, small group time and an opportunity for Confession begin Saturday evening. This is followed by the Keynote and, what is often described by teens and adults alike as the absolute highlight of the weekend, Eucharistic Holy Hour with formal procession throughout the entire arena. Again, at the conclusion, groups gather for their small group time and/or Confession.

Sunday morning starts with the Keynote address, which generally focuses on how to bring the things they have heard throughout the weekend into a personal and practical reality for their everyday life. The conference wraps-up with the closing Mass usually celebrated by the local Bishop.

Can I bring a priest with our group?

Bishops and priests are asked and strongly encouraged to attend the Steubenville Youth Conferences. All bishops and priests attend free of charge and must be registered online with your group. Bishops and priests may NOT register as chaperones. We ask that all bishops and priests participate in Liturgies and Reconciliation during the conference weekend, therefore, groups must have other adult males registered to meet the chaperone requirements.

Can we order pizza on Friday or Saturday night?

Yes. We have a partnership with local chain, Davannis. You will be able to pre-order closer to the conference and they will deliver to a designated place on-campus.

If your group is staying at a neighboring campus, you will have the option to deliver it there instead of to the University of St. Thomas. 

Do you accommodate special needs?

We do our very best to accommodate special needs, including physical disabilities, allergies and dietary needs. Please be sure to indicate these needs on individual registrations and whenever indicated on forms. We strive to provide gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy free options if we are notified in advance. If a participant has a food allergy, they will receive a wrist-band at check in allowing them through a special food line.  We have access to wheelchair accessible dorms and can pre-assign accessible seating in the area if we are notified in advance.

How many chaperones do I need?
Conference policy is 1 adult for every 8 youth of the same gender. Chaperones must be 21 and older and show compliance with the safe environment requirements of their home diocese.
What is the modesty policy?
For a set of conference modesty guidelines, please click here. Please note that it is the responsibility of group leaders and chaperones to enforce these guidelines with their teens. Conference staff and volunteers will not personally address modesty with participants unless there is a gross violation.
What are the differences between the conferences?

View our Conference Comparison to see the differences between what St. Paul & Rochester Steubenville Conferences offer.

Can young adults attend the conference?

The Steubenville Youth Conferences serve high school students, those entering 9th- 12th grades or who will have just graduated from high school. To be eligible to attend, teens must have at least completed 8th grade. Young adults ages 19-20 are invited to attend the conference with your group. They may not be chaperones or counted as youth. As an alternative, they may be interested in serving as Volunteers. All young adults attending with groups are required to show compliance with the Safe Environment requirements of their home dioceses.

Do I need the names of all my group members when I register?

No. When you register your group, you only need to reserve the number of participants in your group (teens, young adult, group leader, chaperones, and priests.) All participants must be registered by June 14th.

Do I need a deposit to reserve my tickets?

Yes. There is a $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per ticket. This is due 2 weeks after you register your group. 

I'm not a part of a group. Can I still register?

No. All participants must be registered with a group. A group consists of one adult leader with one or more teen participants. Chaperones are required to accompany each teen, with a ratio of 1 chaperone per 8 youth of the same gender.

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