Young Catholics from the metropolitan New York area and beyond gathered June 24-26 for a weekend of prayer and fellowship on the campus of St. John’s University in Queens. The Diocese of Rockville Centre was well represented with 420 teens, volunteers, chaperones and ministry leaders.

Each summer, Life Teen hosts four different Steubenville Youth Conferences (East, West, NYC, and Atlanta) “with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ.” Ministry teams from Franciscan University of Steubenville lead the liturgies and discussions.

See below for a slideshow from Saturday’s events by photographer Gregory A. Shemitz