WHAT YOU NEED & NEED TO KNOW FOR A SANCTUS CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE INVITATION LETTER
BRING YOUR YOUTH TO SANCTUS2020
“Be HOLY for I, the LORD your God, am HOLY.”
Dear Youth Minister,
Many of us in the Church are concerned for the wellbeing of our youth. Given all the pressures, influences, and distractions in our communities it is easy to lose track of our core identity as rooted in God. It can also seem that there is so little to offer our young people here in our region.
We as a group of religious from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe with the support of other ministers discerned the need for formation opportunities to help our young people encounter the value of their dignity, explore their God-given vocation and discern how to live our universal call to holiness.
SANCTUS2020 will be a full-scale quality youth conference held at The Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. It will be a dynamic experience of prayer, testimonies and talks, activities, fellowship and mentorship. It is our hope that it will be of the caliber of many national conferences, but with the care and attentiveness that those committed to our region and local Church can offer.
In addition to drawing from some of our notable local clergy and religious, we have invited internationally known speakers like Jimmy Mitchel from Love Good, and Lee Roessler and his band. We will pray the Liturgy of the Hours together, adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, encounter God’s mercy in Reconciliation and receive our Lord as we celebrate Holy Mass led in song by the St. Michael’s High School Choral Arts Society. We will encounter the journey of the lives of the saints through theatrical production, and engage in activities that foster fellowship.
We also will be producing pre and post conference resources to assist our young people in opening their hearts for what God may have in store for them at SANCTUS2020 and to help them integrate what graces they receive into the continuation of their lives.
All youth ages 14-18 (in high school) are invited to participate! We hope the young people of your community will be able to join us for this enriching experience.
Save the date! January 31-February 2
Registration is $99 per student including all event sessions and activities and 5 meals. Registration does not include lodging, however, Hotel Albuquerque may have rooms available if you require this. Promotional materials for SANCTUS2020 are available on our website.
SANCTUS2020 is a ministry of the Norbertine Community of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Your friends in Christ,
The SANCTUS Team
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
FOR MINORS IN ATTENDANCE:
Attendees must be at least between 14 (fourteen) and 18 (eighteen) years of age in high school.
SANCTUS Social Pact - Bilingual for all participants
FOR ADULTS IN ATTENDANCE:
Registration is not open to adults as general conference attendees. Adults must be participating as either a chaperone, parish and/or school representative, sponsor/vendor, minister, presenter, or team member.
Must provide evidence of having participated in the required Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop/ VIRTUS certification and background check. If chaperones are from outside the Archdiocese of Santa Fe they must provide proof of having completed their diocesan safe environment certification and background check.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR ADULTS
*REQUIREMENT FOR ALL PARTICIPATING ADULTS
We value the safety of all participants, especially youth. All chaperones and adults must complete safe environment training. If you are from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, this must be completed as the VIRTUS Online Training. This training can be completed at www.virtusonline.org/virtus/. If you are from outside the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, please provide proof of safe environment certification from your home diocese. If you have any questions, please contact us. All chaperones must have completed a background check within the last 5 years. If you are unable to provide proof of background check, we will request permission to conduct the background check.
Chaperones and adults who have completed the VIRTUS Online Training / Safe Environment Training and a background check, please email certificates and documentation to email@example.com.