NOTE: Any teens who would like to attend Abide and do not have a group, please contact Brad Bursa (bbursa@catholiccincinnati.org) directly and he will work to connect you with groups in your geographical area planning to attend.


Step #1: Discern and invite those teens who you would like to attend Abide.


Step #2: Register your group.

  • All group registrations and deposits be processed through Eventbrite.

  • Group registration for groups within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will open on November 1, 2018 at 8am and will close on March 29, 2019 at 4:30pm or when the conference sells out (whichever comes first).

    • Group registration for groups coming from outside of the Archdiocese will open on Dec. 31, 2018 at 8am (pending any remaining available spots) and will close on March 29, 2019 at 4:30pm or when the conference sells out (whichever comes first).

  • A non-refundable deposit of $50 per spot will be due at the time spots are reserved on Eventbrite.

  • Drop-Spots Date: March 15, 2019

    • A group leader may drop spots until March 15, 2019 if he/she is unable to fill reserved spots by submitting the Drop-Spots form.

      • NOTE: In these cases, the non-refundable deposit will be forfeited by the leader on the spots he/she is dropping.

    • Remaining balance due statements for each parish will be emailed on April 1, 2019 and payment will be due on May 1, 2019.


Step #3: Collect necessary info from your teens and submit paperwork and final payment.

  • Although group registration and deposits will be processed on Eventbrite, all YOUTH and ADULT participants will be required to complete the following by May 1, 2019:

    • Print, complete, and submit the required legal/liability form to your group leader (forms are linked below)

    • Complete the online info form (this will collect personal information (e.g. dietary restrictions/allergies, t-shirt size, etc.) and information about past retreat experience, etc.)

  • Group leaders will be responsible for submitting the registrant list, final payment, and the original copy of the required youth/chaperone form (one for each conference participant). These must be post-marked on May 1, 2019 and sent to:

Abide Conference

Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship

100 E. 8th St.

Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Groups should submit one check for the amount due - checks payable to Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

  • Group leaders should make two photocopies of all forms before submitting the originals, and keep one copy at their respective organization, and bring one copy to keep on their person at the Abide Conference.

  • The total cost of the conference for a youth participant is $295. The total cost of the conference for an adult chaperone is $195

  • NOTE: Groups will be assessed a late a $50 late fee for submissions that are postmarked after May 1, 2019.

  • NOTE:  All deposits collected via Eventbrite are non-refundable.


Step #4: Attend Abide and allow the Lord to work radically in your life while He works radically in the lives of the teens in your group.