Map of Steubenville Atlantic Groups

Steubenville Atlantic 2014

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    The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, serve 45,000 high school youth and their leaders at 20 different conferences across North America every summer. This outreach seeks to invite teens into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, empowering them to live as His disciples. These conferences are high-energy events featuring inspiring talks, dynamic worship, and profound encounters with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and sacrament of reconciliation.

    Steubenville Atlantic, one of only two Steubenville Youth Conference in Canada, is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth and is held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The 2014 conference dates are July 4-6, 2014.

    This page is for registration and information. For videos, media, talks, and other interactive features be sure to check out our conference page at:

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    "Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2
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    Conference fee includes 6 meals (Friday Supper-Sunday Lunch), on campus accommodations (single or double occupancy), access to all conference events, lanyard and water bottle.  The fee does not include transportation to and from Dalhousie University.  Many parishes and church groups are very generous in supporting our young people to attend.  If the costs is an issue please let us know.

    Early Registration: Register before March 31, 2014 to receive an early registration fee of $200. Deposit only $50.00 (non-refundable).

    Regular Registration:
    Register before June 1, 2014 to receive regular registration fee of $225.

    Cancel in writing by May 16, 2014 and only forfeit your deposits. After this time you are responsible for the entire balance regardless of attendance.  This is necessary to cover expenses already incurred.

    * Full payment due June 20, 2014.

    Please note all registration is done on-line.

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    Welcome to Steubenville Atlantic held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

    The Steubenville Atlantic Conference is for 600 - 800 Catholic high school youth to help grow closer to God; to enjoy fellowship with one another; to experience Christ; and to bring the joy back home!  This summer's conference is held at the Dalhousie University campus on the weekend of July 4-6, 2014.

    The participants take in their main sessions at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

    Participants are housed on campus in Risley Hall and Howe Hall.

    Meals are served in the Howe Hall dining room

    View an online campus map!

    halifax"The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) offers visitors and guests the best of city living, small town life and pristine nature – all in one place.

    If you are planning a trip to HRM and want more information on our municipality, you are invited to visit Destination Halifax, by clicking below, for interactive information on attractions, accommodations and events to plan your trip." HRM Website

    Destination Halifax Website

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    Here are some highlights to help plan your arrival on Friday July 4, 2014:

    • To be announced!

    To help plan your departure on Sunday July 6, 2014:

    • To be announced!


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    In order to avoid any confusion we ask you to take a moment to review the highlights of our registration process. If you haven't done so already, please review our full registration policy here.
    • Cost is $200 before March 31, 2014 and $225 until registration closes on June 1, 2014 (Registration for a Clergy with a group is $175).
    • Deposit of $50 per person is required secure your spots at the conference. Deposits are to be sent within 10 business days of registration. 
    • The balance of your account is due June 20, 2014.
    • You can cancel spots up to May 16, 2014 and only forefit your deposits. After this time you are responislbe for the entire balance.
    • Due to our high volume of transactions we ask for one payment for each group transaction
    • All chaperones and group leaders will need to complete the Responsible Ministry & Safe Environment policy of their home diocese. All documents are to be submitted by June 1, 2014.

    Click to register your group

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    In order to avoid any confusion we ask you to take a moment to review the highlights of our registration process.

    Groups Only. When you complete your participant registration form you will be asked to select your group from the drop-down menu. If you are not part of a parish group or don't know your group name please contact your group leader.

    One payment. Due to our high volume of transactions we ask for one payment for each group transaction. Group leaders collect the money from participants and forward it in one payment to the conference. Please refrain from sending partial and individual payment directly to us. Please pay any money (deposits, full payments, etc.) to your group leader.

    T-Shirts. If you pre-order a t-shirt please send the payment to us within 30 days of your order. Orders can be picked up at the Steubenville Atlantic book store during the conference weekend.

    Click here to register with your group

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    In order to avoid any confusion we ask you to take a moment to review the highlights of registrering as a volunteer. Please read through our volunteer job descriptions.

    Residence Fee. It is free to volunteer. Meals, volunteer t-shirts (different from conference shirts for sale), water bottles, and conference access are provided for all volunteers. However, if you require a room on Dal campus we do ask for a payment of $75 to help cover the cost of the room. If you already have a place to stay select "I will make my own arrangements" on the registration form.

    Payment Due Date. If you book a room or order a t-shirt all payments are due June 20, 2014.

    Safe Environment Policy. All volunteers need to comply with the Responsible Ministry & Safe Environment policy of the Archdiocese of Halifax.  All documents are to be submitted by June 1, 2014.

    Click here to register as a volunteer

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    Clergy are an important part of our conference experience.  The celebration of the Eucharist, the Proclamation of the Word, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are key moments in the conference experience.  Priests and Deacons are always welcome to join their group at the conference or come for all or part of the conference as a guest.  Like chaperones all visiting clergy (those from outside the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth) are asked to provide a "Certificate of Approval" from their local Chancery Office as well as necessary information to obtain faculties in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.

    Note: Clergy have the option to stay off-campus or to be housed in a seperate on-campus residence.  Seminarians are asked to register as chaperones with their groups.

    Click here for clergy registration
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    Franciscan LEAD
    is a five-day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer-fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, and discipleship inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. Our leadership philosophy is based on the foundation that youth leadership flows from a personal relationship with Christ. Therefore, we first give teens the tools to grow closer in their relationship with Jesus and then give them the essentials for servant leadership and evangelization. Franciscan LEAD is held the week before each Steubenville Youth Conference; beginning Monday and ending Friday afternoon when the participant will join their group for the weekend youth conference.

    This year Franciscan LEAD will take place at St. Mary's University in Halifax, NS.  The program runs from Jun 30 - July 4, 2014.  Participants find their own transportation to Halifax but we take care of moving them from St. Mary's to Dalhousie on Friday to meet up with their group.  The price for our LEAD week is $265 and includes all meals and accomodations for the week (this fee does not include registration for the Steubenville Atlantic weekend).

    The application details for Franciscan LEAD are available at
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    Group leaders have the ability to login and view who has registered as part of your group, see payments made and balance owing.  You username and password was sent with your original confirmation e-mail.  If you forget your password pelase e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can reset it for you.

    Click here to log in and view your group registrations

World Youth Day 2014

palm sunday  WYD 2014 outlineThis Sunday, as we commemorate Palm Sunday and Jesus' journey to Jerusalem, young Catholics around the world celebrate their Christian commitment and desire to follow Jesus through World Youth Day (WYD), which has been celebrated on Palm Sunday each year since 1984. Some World Youth Days have been celebrated on a grander scale every 2 or 3 years when young people make a special pilgrimage to a particular country selected by the Pope. There they gather with the Holy Father for prayer, catechesis and fellowship.

Welcome NET!

Youth DancingFor the past week NET (National Evangelization Team) Ministries of Canada has been travelling around the Archdiocese leading retreats for the youth in our parishes. NET challenges young Catholics to enter into a personal relationship with Christ and invites them to become more active in the life of the Church. This weekend the team will help to animate our two World Youth Day/Palm Sunday events. We are very happy to have them here to help transmit the faith to our youth.

Steubenville for Young Adults!

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Young adults often tell us they don't know where to turn to deepen their faith – once you're done with confirmation class or high school youth groups, what's the next step? How do you transition into being an adult disciple?

Come one, come all, to our World Youth Day/Palm Sunday Events!

All youth, especially those who will receive the sacrament of palm sunday  WYD 2014 outlineConfirmation this year, are invited to celebrate World Youth Day/Palm Sunday with Archbishop Mancini! Join him on Saturday, April 12, 5:00 pm at Saint Ambrose Co-Cathedral in Yarmouth or Sunday, April 13, 4:30 pm at Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica (in the church hall).

Steubenville Atlantic Early Bird Registration

The early bird registration deadline for Steubenville Atlantic 2014 ismedia kit pic5 coming up! Register by March 31 to get the early registration price of $200 per person. Steubenville Atlantic is an outreach of Francican University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. It's a weekend conference for high school students on July 4-6, 2014 featuring dynamic speakers, fantastic music, youth testimonies, and a chance to get to know God better (or for the first time) through the sacraments. It's also an opportunity to meet other young people who are seeking a relationship with God and trying to live out their faith in a world that isn't always friendly to our Christian faith.

Early Bird Registration Deadline For Steubenville Atlantic

media kit pic5Have you registered yet for Steubenville Atlantic? This year's conference is not to be missed – with our new date and venue we're gearing up for our biggest year ever! Don't worry, some things haven't changed. You can still expect awesome praise and worship music, dynamic speakers, fellowship with new and old friends, and, of course, a chance to get to know God better – or maybe for the first time. So what is different this year?

Steubenville Atlantic: Registration Is Now Open!

media kit pic5We're getting ready for Steubenville Atlantic, our annual high school youth conference... are you? 400 people participated in person or online in our Launch Party last week, which introduced this year's theme: "God Is." Following the launch, 25 high school and university youth gathered for our annual chaplaincy retreat at Bayside Camp in Sambro, to further reflect on who God is and what He can do for us in our lives. Registration is now open for our conference on July 4-6, 2014 at Dalhousie University. Steubenville Atlantic is an experience you, or a young person in your life, will never forget! To learn more visit our website at, follow us on Twitter at @SteubenvilleATC, or like us at We hope to see you in July!

Steubenville Atlantic Launch Party

STEUB14 LaunchFBProfilePicYoung, and the young at heart, can get a taste of the Steubenville experience by coming to our 2014 Launch Party on January 10, 2014 at McNally Theatre, St. Mary's University at 7:00pm! Every year we fill the Steubenville Launch Party with music, great talks, and a sneak peek at the year's conference theme. Join us for a great night and a chance to catch a glimpse of what you can experience at this summer's conference!


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Steubenville Atlantic Contacts

Pastoral Life and New Evangelization office:

John Stevens - Halifax                                   Aurea Sadi - Halifax
(902) 429-9800 ext. 331                               (902) 429-9800 ext. 310
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Sr. Bernadette Cool, foh - Halifax                 Christine Salterio - Halifax
(902) 429-9800 ext. 322                               (902) 429-9800 ext. 324
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Liz (Elizabeth) Steele - Halifax
(902) 429-9800 ext. 311
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