It is with heavy hearts that we announce that, after many hours of prayer and discernment, we have decided to cancel all our conferences in Steubenville, Ohio, for the summer of 2020 – including the Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat.


While we won’t be able to gather physically this summer, we’d like to invite you to an online evening of prayer and encouragement on Monday, June 15, from 7:00-8:30 pm, EDT. This event will be free and open to any member of the clergy that can attend. More details will be released soon. 


Guests currently registered for the 2020 Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat will receive an email regarding our refund options. 


Know that these decisions were not taken lightly; the summer will truly not be the same without getting to see all of you. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding these changes: [email protected] or (740) 283-6315. 


Count on our continued prayers for you! 


June 15, 2020; 7:00-8:30 pm EDT

The decision to cancel all of this summer’s Steubenville Conferences was one of the most painful decisions we have ever made. We do, however, believe it was the right decision and that it was made with great faith and trust in the Lord’s providence.


While we can’t serve you in person this summer, you have not been forgotten. You mean so much to us, and while we can’t provide the full Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat experience, we invite you to join Fr. Dave Pivonka online for a virtual evening of prayer and renewal. This event is free and open to all priests, deacons, and seminarians.


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As a priest, deacon, or seminarian, you have been called to heroically serve the Church. However, the demands of ministry on your time and attention can take you away from the source of your joy and strength – Jesus Christ. Too often this leads to exhaustion and burnout. At the Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat, the One who called you to be His servant is waiting to renew your heart, soul, and ministry. Come reconnect with the Lord along with your fellow brothers and experience the renewal that your heart desires.

Restoring Our Living Hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope.” -1 Peter 1:3


2020 Pricing


EARLY BIRD RATE (register by February 28, 2020): $203




SEMINARIANS: Free for 2020


2020 Pricing


Private A/C Housing: $200 (for priests/deacons)


Meal Plan (12 meals): $160 (for priests/deacons)



Airport to Campus Shuttle (June 15, 2020): $30


Campus to Airport Shuttle (June 19, 2020): $30

Ministry Team


Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952



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“Go, Rebuild My Church”

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