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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is putting this event on? The Office of Religious Education
Who is this conference for? All high school teens grades 9 to 12
What is the event’s website? Cityofsaints.org
How is this connected to ORE office? City of Saints is a Catholic teen conference hosted by
Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Youth Ministry Division in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Where is City of Saints taking place? University of California Los Angeles Campus (UCLA)
When is this event taking place? Friday, August 7, 2015 through Sunday, August 9, 2015
What is the weekend’s format? 5 keynotes focused around theme, 3 break-out sessions, giving
practical tools to practice our Catholic faith, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, small group time,
confessions, and music.
Are my teens safe? Security organized by City of Saints will be around the clock. UCLA will also staff
personal throughout campus and dorms. All chaperones will be required to be 21 and older.
Chaperones will be required to be Virtus trained and finger printed. Priests will be required to submit
a letter of good standing.
What is the cost? $195.00
What does Registration fee include? 3 day Conference sponsored by ORE office, 2 nights of room
accommodations in dorms, (1) one meal on Friday, (3) Three meals on Saturday and (2) two meals
Who is responsible for paying? A Parish can sponsor their teens, or collect money directly from
participants. Many Parishes are starting to fundraise and gather groups of teens
When are registration and payment deadlines? June 1, 2015 is the last day to register and pay
Is this a one-time event? NO, the goal is to make this an annual conference
Are there more events coming? Visit la-archdiocese.org/org/ore/Pages/upcoming.aspx for more
How will this conference be evaluated? A link to an online evaluation will be given to all participants.
What are the benefits of going to this conference? Participants will: Deepen their relationship with
Jesus. Learn more about their Catholic faith. Discover what it means to be Saints in their own cities.
Become closer as a parish group and meet other teen Catholics from around the Archdiocese of
How can priests be involved? Send your teens in high school grades 9 to 12 and chaperones. Make
yourselves available for Confessions. If you would like more information regarding times to serve and
be involved, please contact Fr. Chris Bazyouros at 213-637-7652 or send an email to
Who can I contact if I have more questions? Associate Director of Religious Education, Christina
Lamas at 213-637-7674 or send an email to CLamas@la-archdiocese.org