Youth and Young Adult Sessions

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, 2017  from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by John Beaulieu of Franciscan University.

Praise and worship lead by John Paul Von Arx – worship leader and guitarist for the Bob Rice band.

Speakers include Katie Blythe, Dave Van Vickle, and Fr. Joe Freedy.

The world preaches a false gospel of convenience, conformity, and comfort.  These idols rob us of the truest and hardest call to be a follower of Jesus Christ.  We were not made to go along with the world – choosing the easiest, most pleasurable path.  We are called to greatness!  We were made for greatness.

God, the Father, offers us 4 C’s that will lead to a dynamic and challenging life.  Not a life marked by passing and fading feelings, but one marked by joy, peace, and adventure.  They are:

  • Community – We are called to live in the divine life of God – living in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in love and service to one another. This life of giving is the well of joy from which we are called to drink deeply.
  • Commitment – Nothing great has been achieved without the total giving of self to something greater than ourselves. For Christians, that fundamental commitment is our total response to Christ and His love by choosing to live as His disciples.
  • Charisms – These are the gifts God wants to give each of us to fulfill our mission here on earth. They are given as a blessing to others and are to be used for glorifying Christ.  Discovering and developing your charisms will give your life focus and meaning and help you discover your true vocation.
  • Commissioning – Being called and equipped for the service of God launched the ministries of thousands of saints. We go forth under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and with the authority of God, to bring love and freedom by leading others to Christ.  There is no higher call in life.

During the Youth and Young Adult Track, we will seek the Lord and His Spirit to reveal in a new way the path of freedom and adventure by exploring the 4 C’s of dynamic Christian living.  There will be awesome praise and worship at every session lead by John Paul Von Arx – worship leader and guitarist for the Bob Rice band.  He brings years of experience leading worship at the Steubenville Conferences and a heart for Christ that is passionate.  Speakers include Katie Blythe, Dave Van Vickle, and Fr. Joe Freedy.  The talks will inspire and challenge you to go all in for Jesus and a deeper life in the Holy Spirit.

We will celebrate Mass together each day, have time for small group discussions, and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  The track will be hosted by John Beaulieu, a 34 year veteran of youth ministry with a ove for preaching Jesus and leading young people into a deeper life in the Holy Spirit.

The four sessions will move your heart and open your eyes to the awesome beauty of being a radical disciple of Jesus.  You will not want to miss it!