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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Steubenville Youth Conference returns to Spokane July 29-31

the Inland Register

(From the July 21, 2016 edition of the Inland Register)

Spiritus Ministries Northwest invites high school teens and their leaders to participate in Steubenville Northwest, a weekend conference of spiritual growth, scheduled for Friday-Sunday, July 29-31 at the Spokane INB and Convention Center.

The conference offers dynamic speakers who instruct and challenge teens in all facets of life. The 2016 ministry team includes Ennie Hickman, Chris Mueller, Father Leo Patalinghug, Kelly Colangelo, and Kyle Heimann.

The weekend offers vibrant praise and worship time led by Ben Walther, and grace through the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Catholic teens are afforded a place and time when they are able to laugh, cry, sing, pray, discern, be encouraged, and be healed.

It offers a weekend for those just coming to know God, and for those yearning for a deeper relationship as a disciple of Christ. It offers Catholic youth tools to grow through men’s and women’s sessions, small group discussion times, and building lasting relationships with new friends. It provides opportunity for faith to be awakened and hearts to be set on fire after a personal encounter with Jesus.

Jesus said, “I thirst,” just before he died on the cross. Assuming he wanted something to drink, the soldier standing guard by the cross gave Jesus a sponge dipped in bitter wine. But Jesus wasn’t thirsting for something to drink. Jesus was thirsting for souls. The 2016 Steubenville Youth Conference will be an opportunity to give souls to Christ, who so desperately thirsts for them.

Last-minute registrations are still being accepted online at More volunteers are still needed for the conference as well.

Steubenville Northwest is an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville and sponsored by Spiritus Ministries Northwest.

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