Youth Conference invites young people to “Come Follow Me”

Jesus invited his disciples long ago with these words, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

The Sioux Falls Diocese invites youth today using the same words, “Come Follow Me,” to the 2019 Youth Conference on November 9 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings.

Youth in grades 6-12 and adult leaders from parishes can expect a day filled with music, speakers, eucharistic adoration, Mass with the bishop, confession and plenty of fun and games.

The Youth Conference will focus on responding “Yes” to Christ’s invitation to follow Him in whatever ways He calls you to do so.

Eric Gallagher, director of Youth Discipleship and Evangelization for the diocese, says young people attending will hear about Jesus’s love for them and will experience that love in prayer throughout the day.

“Conferences like this cultivate an atmosphere where we can quiet ourselves and reflect on the deeper questions we have in life such as: Why am I here? Who and what is God? How can I find happiness? We discover these answers most fully as God reveals Himself to us.”

Gallagher says your faith will be strengthened by opening yourself up to the love of God and allowing Him an opportunity to speak to you.

For more information, visit sfcatholic.org/youth. Contact your parish to register.