SHU Journey: Summer Theological Institute for High School Youth

  • SHU Journey
    June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

A Lilly Endowment Summer Theological Institute for High School Youth
Monday, June 22, 2020 – Friday, June 26, 2020
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

SHU Journey is an extraordinary five-day summer experience of faith education, self-discovery and enjoyment for high school youth. We invite you to join in this dynamic week with your peers and three of our own college students who will lead you in an exploration of faith, in small group conversations learning about yourself and real life issues, in sharing profound prayer, liturgies and excellent music, providing service in the community, hearing famous Catholic leaders, and participating in fun activities on a beautiful, vibrant, spiritually rich and welcoming college campus.

Why should I attend SHU Journey?

SHU Journey is for those high school students who want to develop a better understanding of faith in their life, develop their ability to become a leader in their Church and school, deepen their self-awareness and develop a greater sense of direction and purpose in their life, become more motivated in school and activities, develop strong family and personal relationships, increase awareness of their own gifts and their role as a young man or woman in the Church. High school students who are involved in their churches, campus ministry, music ministry and community service are all students who will benefit greatly from participating in SHU Journey.

What does the week include?

For 2020, SHU Journey is a five-day (no nights) experience which includes exciting activities, events, and experiences including faith instruction, small group conversations about real life issues, music ministry, prayer, reflection, and daily Mass. Lunch and snacks are included too.

When and where?

SHU Journey takes place on the beautiful campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. SHU Journey will be Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26. The program runs each day from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Each day, participants will return to campus after a restful night at their own homes.

Who can attend?

SHU Journey is designed for Catholic students who are high school rising freshmen to rising seniors and are interested in growing in and becoming leaders in their faith. SHU Journey is developed specifically for young men and women who want to become more knowledgeable, effective, confident, faith-filled leaders in their parishes, schools and communities.

How much does it cost? How do I apply?

There are no costs. This Summer Theology Institute is funded by the Lilly Endowment. Everyone selected to participate in this program will receive a $300 scholarship. Only 15 high school youth can be accepted for this Summer Institute. Applications must be in no later than April 15, 2020. If a group is applying, please have each individual complete a separate application and note on the form the name of the group with which they are affiliated.

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  • SHU Journey
    June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm