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The theme for this year’s event is MYE Hope, building on the message of Bishop Cistone’s pastoral letter, A Future Full of Hope. The event is open to high school youth, while recent high school grads have been engaged in leadership roles to assist with event planning.

The cost is free for the all day event and concert for high school youth and recent grads of the Diocese of Saginaw if registered with a parish. Don't have a parish? No problem, we will get you connected. Click here or the
button on the right
 to attend the whole event! The day begins
at 7:30 am with registration and includes lunch and dinner!

Interested only in the concert? Cost is $15 and is
open to all ages.
Time: 9:30 pm to 11 pm. For concert
tickets only, click here for SVSU's box office.

The day will include:

Matt Maher: International Catholic performing artist; Grammy nominated musician; led adoration with Pope Benedict XVI during World Youth Day. 

Father Tony Ricard: diocesan priest serving in the Archdiocese of New Orleans; high school campus minister; international Catholic speaker; author of many books, including two that share the experience of helping his parishes rebuild following Hurricane Katrina.  

Sarah Hart: National Catholic speaker and musician; Grammy nominated song writer for artists including Matt Maher, Amy Grant and Newsboys; has spoken and performed at World Youth Day, National Catholic Youth Conference and L.A. Youth Conference.

Additional offerings


MYE HOPE 2013 Tentative Agenda

7:30 AM Registration Opens/MET Team
9:30 AM Keynote Fr. Tony Ricard
10:45 AM Keynote Sarah Hart
11:45 AM Lunch – YouthTown Opens
12:30 PM Breakout Sessions (staggered) and Reconciliation, Adoration, God time
4:30 PM Dinner
5:30 PM  MET Team
7:00 PM  Mass
9:15 PM MET Team
9:30 PM Matt Maher Concert
11:45 PM Concessions close


Breakout Sessions

  1. Daughters of the Father –Amanda Vernon:  As young women, we are daughters of the Father, disciples of Christ, and a symbol of the Church.  Claim the truth of Christ, and the freedom to be who we are called to be.  
  2. Wonderfully Made - Noelle Garcia:  Describing herself as the original "Ugly Betty", Noelle shares her struggles with self-image, depression, cutting, and suicidal thoughts as a teenager.  Hear how God healed her wounds. 
  3. Set the World on Fire - Noelle Garcia: "When you are who you are called to be, you will set the world ablaze" (St. Catherine of Siena). Learn how to truly be yourself and embrace what YOU are called to do! 
  4. Grief and Depression - This workshop will focus on how to find God's love and hope in difficult times in our lives.  We will also learn how to be a true friend when someone you love is going through their tough times.
  5. Evangelization Kevin Wojciechowski: Do you have the desire to share the Good News about Jesus' life?  Learn how you are the perfect person to share the Gospel with your family and friends.
  6. Bishop Roundtable – Most Reverend Joseph R. Cistone, D.D.: Bishop Cistone will listen and respond to questions about God, faith or the Church.  
  7. Here I am Lord; I come to do your will – Wondering what God may be calling you to be for life? Hear from a group of people striving to live their vocation: priest, religious, married, and someone discerning like you.  
  8. YouCat - LeAnne Osborn: In 2011, the Church gave youth of the world a gift to guide you through questions about your faith. It can deepen understanding of your relationship with God and our faith community.
  9. Living On A Prayer - Is prayer really that important?  How do you even pray?  Come and learn how prayer can open communications between you and God!  
  10. Live like a Man (with faith) -  Brian Pruitt: Saginaw area hall of fame football player Brian Pruitt will help you see how you can live as a man of faith in this crazy world.
  11. Youth Ministry 101- Kathy Wolf of RCL Benzinger Publishing:  Learn how you develop a dynamic youth ministry program by applying the eight components of youth ministry.
  12. Serving others with Faith, Hope & Love - Sisters of Life, New York, NY
  13. Fr. Tony Ricard – Breakout Session
  14. Sarah Hart – Breakout Session


Sanctify Christ the Lord in your hearts, being always ready to give an explanation
to all who ask you the reason for the hope which is in you. 1 Peter 3:15


Matt Maher

My mandate as a Christian is not to retreat, but to be a light. In a post Christian society, everybody is called to be a missionary wherever we are. The mission field has changed. The Mission field is everywhere.


Father Tony

“It’s an honor to be asked to speak to our youth. They need our encouragement and spiritual

Sarah Hart

“Mom…spouse…woman of faith…
friend of Jesus and a friend of whoever has a heart for life, love, friendship and faith.” 

Jesse Manibusan

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