SEAS Steubenville Conference

This is where you can find updates about the Steubenville Conference that the youth of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will be taking.

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[08/06/16]   2017 theme announced:

“Behold I make all things new.” – Revelation 21:5


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[07/20/16]   We would like to thank the parent(s)/guardian(s) and youth for an awesome weekend. We hope that each of the youth had a great time in Missouri.

During our time there we were able to attend daily mass, participate in praise and worship, listen to different speakers and most importantly, be before our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration.

We learned that God thirsts to have a relationship with us and we must strengthen our relationship with him by make a resolution to ensure we do not fall back into the same ol' routine as we did before we went.

In efforts to build/continue our relationship with God and his kingdom, we are having a TEEN ACTS retreat. A Teen ACTS is a 4 day retreat centered around Adoration, Community, Theology and Service hence the name ACTS. Teens will have the opportunity to hear personal talks from Youth their age on how they have built their relationship with God. The retreat will begin this Thursday with a closing mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Sunday. If your teen or you know a teen who is ready to continue on to build their relationship with our God, please contact Johnny Aldas (575) 312-2047 or Deric Valdez (325)212-2483.

[07/13/16]   Food bought ✔, fire on ✔, grills hot✔, tables set✔ all we are lacking are the 105 individuals and their families to join us tonight at our send off meal and prayer service. See you tonight at 7PM at St. Elizabeth Youth Building.

[07/11/16]   St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will be going to Steubenville Mid-America beginning this Thursday at midnight. We have 3 male spots which includes 1 young adult or 1 adult and 1 female youth spot. Cost is $350 but we have a flexible payment plan. Again, we will depart at midnight on Thursday and return early morning Monday. On Thursday, we will view the Oklahoma City National Monument and that evening we will attend the Moses play at Sight and Sound theater, the largest Christian based theater in the country in Branson, MO. We will then make our journey to Springfield, MO on Friday for a weekend where we will experience our great Lord at work with 2000+ youth from around the country. Springfield is one of many Steubenville conferences held across the country. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please call Deric Valdez at 325/212-2483. If you aren't able to attend, please keep the 105 individuals who will be traveling to MO in addition to all other youth and chaperones in your prayers.


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2016 Steubenville Youth Conference Promo Video - "Thirst"

Here it is, the 2016 Steubenville Youth Conference promo video. The theme is Thirst! Come encounter the God who thirsts for you at Steubenville Mid-America, Springfield, Missouri, July, 15-17.


Here it is! Our 2016 Youth Conference Promo Video. Our theme is Thirst! Come encounter the God who thirsts for you this summer at one of our 23 youth confere...

[04/03/16]   But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8


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Josh Blakesley Band - Grateful (Official)

View Josh Blakesley Band song entitled "Greatful". Josh will be playing at the Steubenville West Conference in July.

When Josh Blakesley’s Christian music journey began in 1992, he vowed to be “sold out” for Christ and to use his gift of writing music to glorify God. In a world dominated by well-produced secular music, he has dedicated himself to making quality contemporary Catholic music. He also is committed to spreading the Gospel through dynamic speaking and personal testimony. He has led music for over 10 years at various Steubenville youth conferences throughout the United States. In addition to composing and recording music, Josh serves as young adult coordinator and assistant music director at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Alexandria, Louisiana. Josh and his wife, Heather, have two children.

Josh Blakesley Band - Grateful (Official):

Get "Grateful" from the Josh Blakesley Band's album 'Even In This': Video produced by Charlie Dyess. Also, shout out to Array of ...


Mark Hart on Jesus Christ's Passion and Death

A powerful message from Mark Hart, who will speak at the Steubenville West conference in Tucson, Arizona in July. If you are interested in attending, please contact Johnny or Deric. Hurry space is running out. We are taking 2 buses.

Jesus Christ's Passion and Death Mark Hart, Executive Vice President of Life Teen, shares the details of Jesus Christ's Passion and Death.

[02/17/15]   WHAT IS SIN?

“But the snake said to the woman: 'You certainly will not die! God knows well that when you eat of (the forbidden fruit) your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, who know good and evil.’ The woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eyes, and the tree was desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” —Genesis 3:4-6

“Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God's command. This is what man's first sin consisted of. All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his goodness.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church 397

Our reading in Genesis 3 can make us wonder about God. If God is all knowing, then why did He put the tree there in the first place? Didn't He know Adam and Eve would eat from it? If God was all- present, where was He when they were tempted? If God is all-powerful, why did He let this happen? And what's so bad about eating from "the tree of knowledge of good and evil?"

Well, Adam and Eve already knew what was good and what was evil because they were created in the image of God. So what did the fruit offer? Listen to the words of the serpent: "You will be like gods." The tree didn't offer the ability to see what was good and what was evil. It gave the ability to choose good or evil.

In other words, things that God says are wrong, we can say are right. Things that God asks of us, we can deny. We start to justify things and convince ourselves that we are right and God is wrong. Adolf Hitler murdered millions of Jews, Catholics, and others – yet biographers say he never felt guilty. Why? Because he convinced himself that what he was doing was right.

In sin we decide to become our own gods. We ignore the Creator and follow our own selfish desires. It's a rebellion against God, but we actually end up hurting ourselves. God can live without us, but we can't live without God.

When we turn against God, He has every right to turn away from us. But He never does. He loves us so much that He gives us a way to overcome even the worst sin in our lives.

God wants a relationship with us. A real love relationship can't be forced, it has to be chosen. God had to offer us a choice that is, FREE WILL. That's why the tree was in the garden. That's why He allowed us to eat it. He allows us to freely choose what we want, in the hopes that we will freely choose Him.

Pray for an awareness of sin in your life and offer those sins up to God. It is only when we say we're sorry that we can hear the words "I forgive you." And if you haven't gone recently, you should go receive the wonderful graces offered to you in the sacrament of Reconciliation.

[02/17/15]   "Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; we'll never comprehend what he knows and does" - Psalm 147:5


2015 Steubenville Youth Conference Promo Video - LIMITLESS

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Enjoy the promo video for the 2015 Steubenville Youth Conferences! The 2015 theme is: LIMITLESS. This coming summer, we will dive into the limitless love of ...


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[02/12/15]   As we prepare for our journey to Steubenville West at the University of Arizona in Tucson, July 9-13, 2015 we are looking for 5 male and approximately 7 female chapperons to accompany our 85 youth from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. If you have a calling to work with youth and are wanting a moving experience of prayer and fellowship, please contact Deric Valdez at 325/212-2483 for more info.

[07/14/14]   Attention Youth!!!!

Ok we are back at 2 spots available for 2 male youth lol. If you are interested in going on the Steubenville West Youth Conference. (Depart July 17 @12:05am- return July 21 @ 3am)
Please contact Adan Castillo at 432-638-8397. Steubenville here we come 😃


Shirts are in for Steubenville West.

[07/12/14]   Attention Youth!!!!

We have 4 spots available for 3 male youth and 1 female youth. If you are interested in going on the Steubenville West Youth Conference. (Depart July 17 @12:05am- return July 21 @ 3am)
Please contact Adan Castillo at 432-638-8397 ASAP. I would be happy to give you more details about this AWSOME weekend with Our Lord.

[05/22/14]   You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.
— Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Freedom is a wonderful gift when it is handled with responsibility. Not being under law is such a sweet grace, but we want to pass that sweetness on to each other through service, kindness, and care.
My Prayer...

O Great God of Deliverance, thank you for rescuing Israel from Pharaoh's grasp, David from the sword of Goliath, and Daniel from the lion's den. But O Great Deliverer, thank you most of all for the triumph of Jesus over sin at Calvary and his victory over death at the empty tomb. I long to see you face to face and thank you for my freedom. Until that day, guide me as I use this gift of liberation to serve you children and live for you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

[04/20/14]   Hey everyone. Just a friendly reminder that we will have a Steubenville meeting on Thursday, April 24th at 7pm at the Youth Building. Please make arrangements to attend. We will be discussing Fiesta West Texas, Youth Group Drawing and our last two
t-shirt designs. If you have a design that you would like to show, please bring it to the meeting. Please bring your parents.


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[02/28/14]   Welcome to the SEAS Steubenville West Conference page. We hope that you will like our page to stay up-to-date with our youth who will be attending the Stubenville West 2013 Youth Conference in Tucson, AZ in July. If you have pictures of any of the events that you have attended or would like to show us how you are preparing for the Steubenville Conference please show us by placing #SWYC at the end of your post. hash tag on #SWYC


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Steubenville Conferences - Summer 2014 - "God Is"

Watch the promo for the 2014 Steubenville West Youth Conference that is going to be held on July 18-20, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. If you have not yet signed up and would like to join the over 80+ youth that will be going, it's not to late. However, seats are filling up so please do so quickly. Steubenville Conferences are an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville that have served Catholics across North America since 1975 in response to t...



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