New Life (High School Youth Group)

YmNew Life welcomes all high school teens in grades 9–12. Meetings are from 6:30–8:30 pm on Sunday nights in the Lauerman Hall Youth Room, September through June.

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New Life High School Youth Group Gatherings

OLG's New Life High School Youth Group gathers on Sunday evenings in the Lauerman Hall Youth Room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!!

Steubenville San Diego - July 24-26, 2020

Calling all high school freshman through graduating seniors!


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Join over 4,000 teens and chaperones for a life-changing weekend at the University of San Diego (5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, 92110).

Our Ministry Team will include Fr. Leo Patalinghug, Sr. Miriam, and returning musicians WAL.

Click here to download a registration form.

For more information, call Doris at (619) 466-5451 or send her an email.

Steubenville Youth Conference 2020 - What's in Store!?

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Steubenville San Diego - Meet the Ministry Team!

Bob Lesnefsky serves as assistant director of Household Life at Franciscan University. He has spent most of his life sharing the hope of God’s love with inner-city kids in the nonprofit he started (Dirty Vagabond Ministries). Bob, aka RIGHTEOUS B, is also an award-winning Christian hip-hop artist and speaker, using rap music as an engaging outreach to teens. Bob and his wife, Kate, both Franciscan University alumni, live in Steubenville with their seven kids. Bob also has a luscious beard.

Father Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life called Voluntas Dei. He founded, an international apostolate connecting food and faith. He’s an internationally renowned speaker, best selling author, TV and radio host, and a theological and cultural contributor to the media. His unique background as a martial arts instructor and former breakdancer helps him connect with people of all backgrounds. In addition, he has appeared on The Food Network, where he won Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Father Leo uses food, faith, and fun to bring people closer to the Lord’s Table.

Katie Hartfiel received her theology degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville and spent the following seven years serving as a youth minister in Houston. She now feels blessed to spend her days with her husband, Mark, and their four children, while still getting to travel to speak about Jesus. For more on Katie, her books, and your first chapters free, visit

Pete Burds has used his five loaves and two fish for the sake of building the kingdom ever since his awakening to Catholicism through a youth ministry program. Through storytelling and leading retreats, he has proclaimed the freedom found in Christ to thousands. He serves as the director of the St. John Paul II Office for the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Pete is a wanna-be philosopher, has a mild obsession with the band Switchfoot, and, because of Christ, finds himself living a life greater than he could have dreamed. He and his family live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, is a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. She graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno on a volleyball scholarship and, after a radical conversion, heard Jesus call her to be his bride. Sister Miriam speaks often on the topics of healing, forgiveness, authentic love, and sports. She holds a master’s degree in theology, hosts a podcast called Abiding Together, and is the author of Loved As I Am.

WAL is a contemporary Catholic-Christian band from Los Angeles, California comprised of music artists, songwriters and worship leaders who serve their local parishes as coordinators of youth ministry. For over 15 years, WAL has been serving the Church through God’s gift of song throughout the USA and internationally. WAL carries with them an energetic sound that rejoices in the goodness of our Lord. WAL strives to have their music draw each of your hearts to a knowledge and deep acceptance that we are infinitely, passionately and unconditionally loved by God. #WeAreLoved