JULY 19-21, 2019
2019 CONFERENCE THEME
“SEE WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS BESTOWED ON US, THAT WE MAY BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD.” (1 JOHN 3:1)
2019 THEME SUMMARY
This theme will speak to relationship with God as sons and daughters, with one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, with the Church and the world. Through this theme we hope to address two specific trends in youth culture today: the lack of true and authentic relationships, especially as a result of the use of social media, leading to feelings of loneliness and isolation. We want the youth to know their true identity as sons and daughters of the Other and the bond we have with one another as the Body of Christ.
Conference Costs: $329/person includes:
- Participation in the Conference (July 19-21, 2019)-$189/person
- Two nights Chaperoned Lodging at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel-$75/person
- Friday: dinner; Saturday: breakfast, lunch & dinner; Sunday: breakfast-included
- Theme bag including conference T-shirt, water bottle and kneeler-$35
- Two St. Mary of the Lakes’ Youth T-shirts for Friday and Saturday-$25
- Pizzas for Friday and Saturday night-$5
Deposit (non-refundable): $100 per student. The rest ($229) will be covered by fundraisers. Note: The conference sells out quickly so only deposits received before January 1, 2019 will be guaranteed a spot. A deposit may be transferred if someone cancels and finds another to take the spot.
Fundraisers: Students must participate in the fundraisers to earn credit or they can choose to pay for the conference outright ($329). These fundraisers will be scheduled by the group leader over the next few months.
Transportation: We may charter a bus (additional ~$30/person), depending on how many attend and the success of our fundraisers, or students will be met by the group leader on Friday at the hotel and released to their parents (or designated person) on Sunday.
LEAD (July 15-19): Franciscan LEAD is a dynamic leadership opportunity for teens that are ready to step up to the next level in leadership and evangelization. It is a five day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer-fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, discipleship inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. The cost is $395/teen. We will offer a scholarship program of 50% ($200) for any student who is interested in attending. Please see Mrs. Jackie for details on how to earn this scholarship. Click here for more information on LEAD