St. Thomas Aquinas Youth

Welcome to the STAY webpage! STAY is a high school youth ministry that gathers every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in The STA Youth Room. STAY is a great way to grow in community, grow closer to Christ, and just have fun. Bring a friend and join us for a night of fellowship!

Please contact Laura Gouvion, Leader of Youth Ministries for more information.                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                                                         683-6569

2019 Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference

The annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference will be held March 23-24, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hilton Wichita Airport. This year's theme is taken from John 13:7: “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” The weekend includes Mass, Adoration and Confession, talks by keynote speaker Carrie Ann Ford, breakout sessions, a dance, and much more! You can

St. Thomas will not be staying at the hotel, but will meet Saturday and Sunday morning at the DoubleTree Hotel for the conference. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from the conference. Cost for the conference is $85/participant. 

Registration for DCYC is now closed. Teens who are signed up for the conference will receive information via email as the conference nears. Please contact Laura with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 316-683-6569.



Steubenville STL Mid-America is a high-energy youth conference where thousands of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments, small group discussions, and fellowship with other teens. This year's conference theme is "Belong" from 1 John 3:1. Click Here for more information.

Click here to view conference promo video. You may also view the #steubystl blog by clicking here.

St. Thomas will be attending Steubenville on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri July 12-14, 2019. The conference is open to all students entering freshman year through graduated seniors. We will be traveling by charter bus with Blessed Sacrament parish and stay at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel near Missouri State's campus. 

Conference cost is $250. If a teen would like to pre-order a conference t-shirt, conference cost is $262. 

Registration Steps & Deadlines (including fees)

  • By April 10th- Complete the individual registration form here.
  • By April 10th- Submit a $50 deposit or entire conference fee to the Church Office. Please make checks payable to St. Thomas Aquinas with "Steubenville" written in the memo.
  • By May 1st- If you submitted a $50 deposit, remaining balance for the conference is due ($200 without t-shirt, $212 with t-shirt). 

Scholarships are available! Steubenville offers a number of scholarships to those with financial need. These scholarships can cover up to $150 of the conference cost. To apply please download the scholarship application under the documents tab, fill in and have Fr. Derek sign, then mail to the address listed. Applications must be received by the conference by March 11th.

 *If you are not awarded a scholarship and need financial assistance with this trip, please contact Shelly Babich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 316-683-6569.     

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