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Maine Catholic Youth Convention 2019

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APRIL 26-28, 2019
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland

The Catholic Maine Youth Ministry Convention gathers hundreds of high school teens from around the state to celebrate faith and the gifts young people bring to the life of the Church, to build community, have a ton of fun, to pray together, grow in faith and to be sent forth to share the Good News of Jesus with the world.  Come join us! 

Register through your local youth ministry coordinator

The convention will feature dynamic workshop presenters and several special guests.

Keynote Speaker Katie Prejean McGrady:

Katie Prejean

Katie Prejean is an international speaker, educator, & author. Since 2007, Katie has been traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada sharing a unique blend of humor & storytelling, coupled with teaching theological truth, to engage audiences of all ages. She’s spoken at several national conferences, has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, and Sirius XM. Recently she served as a U.S. delegate for the Pre-Synod Youth Gathering in Rome.

Learn more about her at and

Workshops Topics include:

The Eucharist ~The Blessed Mother ~Coping with Suffering ~Responding to Question of Faith~Seperate Men's and Women's sessions ~ For Seniors Only: Tools for keeping the faith on campus, at work, or on base ~ For Adult Leaders: Authenticity in Accompanying Youth


All Convention registrations are handled through the parish Youth Ministry Coordinator or designated parish adult leader.

Cost for Youths:  $265 for a quad or triple; Cost for Adults: $265 for a double, $380 for a single.  

*Cost includes all food from Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast, two nights lodging, and program participation.
Parish checks should be made out to: Diocese of Portland. Mail no later than April 19 to:
Office of Lifelong Faith Formation
ATTN:  Convention 2019
510 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME 04103


• Convention registration no later than 9 a.m. March 25 (Mail parish checks no later than April 19)

• Youth and Adult Recognition Forms due in-hand no later than March 19

• Financial aid forms to be in-hand no later than March 25

• CYLT applications are due in hand no later than March 25