Mission Trips


Steubenville Conference & Mission Trip 2023


We are planning our 2023 mission trip!

July 6-11, 2023!


We invite those who will have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by June 2023 to join us for this six-day trip that includes a Steubenville Conference and mission work. 

We travel on Thursday, July 6th to attend the Steubenville Mid-America STL 1 Conference.  The conference will be held in Springfield, Missouri from Friday to Sunday, July 7-9.  We will also have an amusing day at an amusement park and opportunities for service work after the conference.  We will leave early Thursday morning and return late Tuesday night.

Registration is now open! Parents: Please read through the information below before registering your child.  Registration closes February 15th at 11:59PM.  Please register early as space is limited!

Sensory Warning: The Steubenville Conference and Mission Trip is a wonderful experience.  However, if your teen has auditory, visual, or tactile sensory issues, this may not be the experience for them.  The conference is in a large arena, where praise music is played loudly among cheers and loud singing and clapping.  Strobe and other flashing lights are used often. The travel on the buses and close quarters of the conference guarantee that there will be physical touch at some point due to dancing, shuffling in lines, getting through doorways, etc.  We would ask that if you still want your child to participate, but they may need quiet breaks, that you would plan to register and accompany your child as chaperone.  While we want to be welcoming to everyone, staff also needs to be available for all students attending.  The Diocese does offer more accommodating retreats for anyone wanting a wonderful opportunity to encounter our Lord. If this particular event doesn't suit our sensory sensitive brothers' and sisters' needs, please consider one of those options.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Cost: $750 (only $50 non-refundable deposit due at registration).  Ask your parish's youth ministry staff about fundraising opportunities.

Please do not make full payment during registration.  Choose the payment plan then the "deposit + 2 payment(s)" option during registration.  We would like to collect as little money as possible in case we need to cancel prior to June 25th, the final payment deadline.  If you are paying for part of the trip through your parish, please contact them about requesting a scholarship/fundraising coupon code to add to your registration so the parish can be invoiced.  Those with parish coupon codes will add them at the end of registration prior to payment.  Coupon codes can be added by Annette Merritt after registration if needed.  If not paying through your parish, payments will be collected automatically on April 24th, May 27th, and June 15th.

This trip is being tentatively planned.  If it needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19, we will let you know as soon as possible.  You will receive a full refund minus minimal registration fees. 

If the trip is not cancelled due to COVID, but you choose to cancel and you do not have COVID, then your fee is not refundable.  

Please note: Only Catholics and non-Catholics who live within the boundaries of the Diocese of Duluth are able to register for this trip.


Parent/Guardian: Click HERE to REGISTER your missionary!   You will need to upload a photo of your child and your insurance information as part of registration.  If you do not receive an automatic e-mail after registering, your registration may not have gone through.  Please check your junk e-mail box. 

Registration closes February 15th at 11:59PM as our trip coordinator will register for our places at the conference the next morning.  Please register early as space is limited!

Chaperone/Priest registration: Click here

If you have questions about the trip or have any difficulties during registration, please contact Annette Merritt.  Thank you!

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Click HERE to learn more about the Steubenville Youth Conferences, but register at our diocesan link.

Updated 2/9/23


Father Michael Schmitz

Heather Serena
[email protected]

Annette Merritt
[email protected]


Diocese of Duluth
Youth/Young Adults
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812
Fax: 218-724-1056



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