Christ Our Hope

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events

Discovery and Christian Awakening Retreats

Our next Discovery retreat is around the corner. Discovery is a peer-ministered retreat for 9thand 10thgrade youth which encourages teenagers to discover their own identity and their relationship with God, through talks, small group interaction, and community-building experiences. It helps the young person know Jesus in faith. This is a great opportunity for freshman and sophomores to grow in their faith. Christian Awakening is a peer-ministered retreat for 11thand 12thgrade youth which enables the teenagers to come to know and experience Christ, and to see him in themselves and others. Youth are invited to look at ways of serving others and becoming better, more fully committed Christians. As a reminder, these retreats should not be used as a Confirmation retreat.  For more information and registration forms, click here.  Registration is now open.


  • February 1- 3 (Discovery)  Smith Mountain Lake, VA (near Roanoke, VA)
  • February 22- 24 (Discovery) Smith Mountain Lake, VA (near Roanoke, VA)
  • April 12-14 (Christian Awakening) Camp Bethel (near Fincastle, VA)


Steubenville Atlanta

Steubenville Summer Youth Conferences provide a unique opportunity to gather with teenagers from across the nation in Catholic community. The conference combines awesome talks, incredible music, praise and worship, time for prayer and fellowship, entertainment and liturgies. Each year the Diocese sends a delegation of high school youth to participate in the Steubenville Youth Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This summer’s trip will be July 18-21. Parishes register for the conference on their own; the diocese coordinates transportation, housing, and hospitality. See the attachment here for more details.