© 2018 Youth & Acolyte Convention Team

 

The Eparchial Youth Days (known as Acolyte and Youth Convention), established in 1999 by + Fr. Deacon Michael Levy, was designed to be an event that would foster vocation, and would provide altar servers (acolytes) and young people an opportunity to grow spiritually and in fellowship.  The convention was first hosted by St. Anne’s UGCC (Austintown, OH) and held at the Avalon Inn Country Club.  Over the years the event grew in size and moved to The Gilmary Center (Hopewell, PA).  Several bishops, priests, deacons, subdeacons, and gifted laypersons have addressed the attendees and provided them with meaningful and memorable messages that have been informative, inspiring, and spiritually uplifting.

1999 – “Journey to the Father”
St Anne’s UGCC – Avalon Inn,  Austintown, OH

2000 – “Jesus Christ the Door to the Living God”
St Anne’s UGCC – Avalon Inn, Austintown, OH

2001 – “To Know God”
St Anne’s UGCC – Avalon Inn, Austintown, OH

2003 – “Seeing God”
St Anne’s UGCC – Austintown, OH

2004 – “Jesus Christ the High Priest”
Sts. Peter and Paul UGCC – The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

*ordination of Subdeacon Joseph Zappernick

2006 – “Youth Christ Fest” 
Sts. Peter and Paul UGCC – The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2008 – “God is With Us” 
The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2009 – “Year of St. Paul” 
The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2010 – “Come Follow Me” – Year of the priest 
The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2011 – “Planted in Christ” 
The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2012 – “Living Water” 
The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2013 – “The Light of Faith” 
The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2014 – “The Gifts of The Holy Spirit” 
The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA

2015 – “An Invitation to Encounter the Living Christ”

The Gilmary Retreat Center, Coraopolis, PA