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Thursday, May 25th, 2006
12:25 pm
its the time
summer is upon us so that means is it time for the steubenville conferences. i'm pumped i'm going this year because i haven't gone since 2003! i'm going to the july 14-16 in steubenville. i hope that everyone that is going has an awesome time and everyone that wants to, but can't remember that God is with them and we are praying for you.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
4:28 pm
steubie sd.
anyone go to steubenville san diego a couple weeks ago?

it was my second time...


it was AWESOME!

its 4:28 and YOU ARE LOVED!
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
1:06 pm
Steubenville East 1: Experience the Glory is tomorrow!! I'm so excited. Anyone else going?

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
9:28 pm
Adult leaders
Anyone going on Steubie East this upsoming weekend (July 8th - 10th) as an adult leader (aka 21 or older)? It is my first summer leading and I'm wondering who else is in a similar position! Let me know!
Friday, May 20th, 2005
11:06 pm
Finally done!
Yep, i finally finished it :o) It's called WHEN WE PRAY (bb luv ev)
It's basically how i've felt the past few months not being able to get any of my thoughts down on paper the way i used to....and it's still rather difficult to get back into the swing of things...but, i finally finished the song...you can view it at my website: http://home.catholicweb.com/webelieve
It should be the first song listed :o)
On an even lighter note: i can't wait for world youth day! weehee!
we have bgeun gathering at thursday masses to start preparing our hearts nad minds for the trip...i'm getting so excited! oh, and i just found out that i have to lector and EM at our baccalaureate, so pray for me! :o)
such excitement!
anyhoo...that should be all for now...toodles! *waves*

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, May 8th, 2005
8:59 pm
i'm so excited! now, i dunno how to explain this, but have u ever gotten that feeling that there are people out there praying for you at this very moment? it's really a feeling that words can't describe and that's how i felt throughout all of mass tonight...it was absolutely amazing...i think my writer's block is gone!! *grins*
i mean, i always believed in the power of prayer, but i never felt such an extreme wave of it until tonight, and there honestly wasn't anything out of the ordinary going on at Mass tonight, but so many ideas for writing came flowing into my brain, it was so overhwleming! i know i never said anything in my introductory post about asking for prayers to end my writer's block, but thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over for any of you who prayed for me.
i'm sorry if i seem to be making a huge deal out of this, but it truly is to me. writing is a form of prayer for me. i used to spend hours in front of the blessed sacrament just writing ideas; at times entire songs, and i missed that. lately my conversations with christ seemed like they were issing something, as though i didn't know what to say, and with all the recent activity going on (the pope's death, the movement of my parish pastor, graduation, all the changes basically) i was starting to feel as though i was having trouble expressing my concerns, fears, and anxieties over the aforementioned things. am i making sense? lol, i tend to babble alot, so please don't hesitate to tell me i'm going not making any sense :o)
i'm not saying that i couldn't communicate with christ at all, but with poetry and song i feel more connected, u know?
So i dunno what ended my writer's block, but i do know that it has to have something to do with people praying for me...i don't know how, where, or even why, but thank you.
when we pray for one another miracles happen, and whether they be small or large, they have the power to change lives.

Current Mood: thankful
7:20 pm
I was attempting to update my journal with the awesome events of my day, but a multitude of people just showed up on my doorstep...weird...(don't worry, i know who they are)...still weird....ttyl :o)

Current Mood: confused
Thursday, May 5th, 2005
12:24 pm
Greetins I'm New
Just wanted to introduce myself...i've actually been a member for awhile, but this is my first post...i'm still learning how to use live journal, and i'm starting to get the hang of it so i apologize if something weird happens :o)

Anyhoo...my name is Heidi...17/f/az...i'm a senior in high school...graduating in 19 days :D ... i go to a catholic high school and i love it very much. i'll be sad when it comes time to leave.

i'm a lector, a eucharistic minister,an usher, and sortof an altar server (just for my school) i love being involved in everything my youth group does at church...i'm going to world youth day in the summer...maybe i'll see some of you there? lol.

i enjoy eading catholic novels and fiction. my favorite book is Pierced by A Sword. i write catholic-based poetry/songs...although i can't carry a tune for the life of me...i've been writing since i was in the 8th grade and i really enjoy it...if any of u are interested most of my songs are posted here: http://home.catholicweb.com/webelieve ...i've kinda been in a rut though for the past 6-7 months...writer's block...

anyhoo...r there any other writers out there? in order to try and maybe break my writer's block, i created a community on here called catholicwriters for any others who write as well...poetry, stories , anything...just seemed like we need a place to bounce ideas off of each other, lol...

well...i just wanted to let people know i'm a newbie here :o)

Hope to talk to you all soon!

Always in Christ,

Current Mood: giddy
Monday, May 2nd, 2005
12:41 pm
Hey! How is everyone? My name is jessi. I live in texas, and i'm catholic. I've been catholic all my life, and have recently gained a greater interest in my faith. I'm moving to Chicago at the end of the summer, and i was wondering if anyone knows of any good catholic churches in Chicago. I plan on being a youth leader when i move up there, since i can't be in CCD classes anymore. Is anyone going to NCYC, or World Youth Day this year?

that is all.
Thursday, April 28th, 2005
9:51 pm
Join theatre_dorks@lj.com
Sunday, April 24th, 2005
12:33 am
Newbie Here
Yay, there's only one thing I like more than finding fellow Catholics - finding Steubenville Cathloics! YAAY! *jumps around like a hyper bunny* Ahem....excuse that outburst. It is quite late so not all my wits are about me. But I am happy I found this place.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005
5:29 pm
if anyone is actually going to franciscan university of steubenville or already attends i made a livejournal community - fus_09. i'm hoping more people will join!


ps. this community is pretty cool. i did just live it & rise up. awesome times at steubenville east - lasallete shrine.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
3:06 pm
I have fifty gmail invites
someone take them!
Friday, March 4th, 2005
9:53 pm
hi, my name is lauren, and i have only been to Rise Up - stubi east 2004. it was the best thing that has ever happened it to me- deff a life changing expierence. i now have a relationship with God that i NEVER want to lose. i was there session 1, if anyone else was please contact me (email lilwldchld89@yahoo.com)

o yeah.....do anyone of you know bob rice?
Monday, January 31st, 2005
9:07 am
hey guys! I'm Therese -16, Ohio. I went to Set Free, Just Live It, and Going Deeper. Did anyone else on here go to Going Deeper? Also - are any of you guys planning on being Young Apostles this summer? I'm signing up for either the first or third on campus conference.
Saturday, January 29th, 2005
4:32 pm
Wow... when I read about this community, tears came to my eyes.


I didn't get to go to Steubenville this year, but I am (hopefully)
gonna go next year.

I think I already know the answer, but is anyone here in lifeteen actively??
I am, or atleast I try to be... and I would love to talk about skits and stuff with some people

well, that's my peice
I'm off like a dirty shirt!

Current Mood: ecstatic
Friday, January 7th, 2005
1:07 pm
This years Line up For Stubenville San Diego!
2005 Speakers

Fr Stan Fortuna

Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR, is one of the original members of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a community established under the jurisdiction of John Cardinal O’Connor in the Archdiocese of New York. Fr. Stan spent many years serving the poor in the South Bronx, at the community's first house, St. Crispin Friary. Since 1997, Fr. Stan has been released of his responsibilities to be involved full-time in the preaching apostolate. An accomplished musician and composer, Fr. Stan has established a non-profit record company called Francesco Productions. All of the proceeds go directly to help the poor. In January 1999, Fr. Stan was asked to preach and perform at the youth rally in St. Louis during Pope John Paul’s visit. He is now serving full time using his gift of music as a powerful means to reach deep into the heart and soul of both the young and the old throughout the world. To go to Fr Stan's website, click on his picture.

Fr John Amsberry

Fr. John Amsberry graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1986. He definitely believes that we do not celebrate the awesome love of God enough in our lives. Through retreats, conferences, and talks over the last 16 years he has shared the Good News of God’s unconditional love with thousands of people across the United States and Canada. He prays that we may all open our hearts to Jesus and let the miracles happen- just as they did some 2,000 years ago when Jesus walked our earth.

Mark Hart aka The Bible Geek

An award-winning producer and writer, Mark is known for his work both in front of and behind the camera. His videos and commercials have been seen internationally, as well as on television and at NFL games. An engaging speaker, Mark travels the country in his free time, doing workshops, retreats and training conferences for both teenagers and adults. He is probably best known under his penname 'Bible Geek', publishing bi-weekly scripture periodicals through www.lifeteen.com. Mark serves as a Board Member for several Catholic Diocesan and non-profit agencies, and just finished his third book. He holds a bachelor's in communications from the University of Notre Dame, with a triple emphasis in broadcast, film and media, holds three Advanced Certificates, and is currently working on his Master's degree. At present, Mark oversees LIFE Communications where he serves as the General Manager and Director of Operations for both LIFE TEEN Television/Film Studios and the LIFE TEEN Internet division, the home of www.lifeteen.com. Mark began in youth ministry in 1991, and presently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Caroline Gambale

Caroline Gambale is a 1993 graduate of Franciscan University and currently works as the Eastern Regional Director for Life Teen. She has been active in Youth Ministry for 12 years, including one year with the National Evangelization Teams. Caroline has spoken at regional and national events for youth as well as for youth ministers. She is a passionate speaker and has a great love for young people. She likes parachuting and playing guitar, but not at the same time.

Jesse Romero

Jesse Romero is a full-time bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist and is nationally acclaimed for his upbeat Christ-centered presentations. A resident of California, the retired LA Deputy Sheriff and two-time U.S. kickboxing champion is a devoted husband and father. During his years as a Deputy Sheriff, Jesse experienced the dark side of society everyday; yet he saw evidence of God’s work in some of the most unexpected places. What made the difference? His faith in JESUS! Today, Jesse keeps the faith alive by speaking at parishes and Catholic events throughout the United States. He is a five-alarm wakeup call; the phrase “use it or lose it” takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of Jesse Romero.
Our Musicians & Entertainment

Scarecrow and Tinmen

Statement of Purpose: "We're out here doing this because of who Jesus is and what he's done for us. If we can help people eat, stay clothed and arm and find some hope amidst the tragedies life can bring, that's so much bigger than a band. The greatest hope we can have not only for Scarecrow & Tinmen but for those whose lives we touch, is that we will all be able to hear the words, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant." - Chris Padgett

Our Host

Bob Schrimpf

Bob Schrimpf is a graduate of Franciscan University, from San Diego, California. He is the founder and director of The Gathering Catholic Youth Ministries, which reaches out to hundreds of teens weekly. He has also been involved in the recruiting and training of future youth ministers, and serves as a full-time staff member with Young Life Youth Ministries. His sincere and heartfelt message, mixed with a great sense of humor, is well received among both youth and adults across the country. A former All-American water polo player, he has also coached and taught in a Catholic high school for fourteen years. His articles have appeared in Youth Worker Magazine, YOU! Magazine, The Franciscan and numerous other publications. A national speaker and workshop leader, he currently resides in San Diego with his wife Marta and their children.

Current Mood: ecstatic
Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
2:09 pm
science has ruined all our miracles
Monday, December 6th, 2004
10:24 pm
Wow! I never would have imagined that there was a Steubenville community. I'm glad I found it, I've gone for the past two years and both experiences were absolutely amazing. Anyone else go to steubenville san diego??
Sunday, December 5th, 2004
12:56 am
Drive responsibly.
Everyone, please, pray for Lauren Brown, Kris Adams, Austin Summers, and Hannah Oakes who were in a car accident tonight, and for Cady MacNamara who died in it. I'm not really sure what happened, but I just hope Hannah (and everyone else) will be okay.

And for everyone who reads this, please be careful. You never know what can happen, so live responsibly and love your friends recklessly. You never know when either one will be taken from you.

With Love and Hope,

Current Mood: sad
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