FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute


Sunday, June 11 - Friday, June 16, 2017

We invite rising Catholic high school juniors and seniors to step outside the classroom and join us each summer for an exciting Youth Theology Institute focusing on the earth and the role we play as Catholics. The institute utilizes a dynamic, transformative process that includes:

  • immersion experiences in local wetlands and neighborhoods
  • social analysis
  • theological reflection
  • play/ exercise
  • personal and group spiritual reflection
  • community service

Faith Acts invites students to think theologically and explore answers to questions:

  • What is happening to the Earth?
  • What is God's word with and for us?
  • What am I called to create?

We invite students to share in the great work of strengthening your faith, exploring your true self, asking big questions, and leading the future! 

About Us

The Institute is organized and led by Loyola University’s Office of Mission and Ministry in collaboration with faculty, staff, students and several local agencies.  FaithScts is funded partially by the Lilly Foundation.

Students will be housed in one of the Loyola University residence halls with dedicated Resident Assistants staying on the same floor. Students can receive 60 community high school service hours. Transportation and all meals are included. There is no cost for this program.

Applications for the 2017 FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute are now closed. For links, registration forms, and information for the Summer of 2017 Institute, click here.

The FaithActs Institute requires that in order for a student to gain benefits of the program, including completion of service hours, that s/he complete the entire Institute from the beginning of orientation at noon on Sunday June 11 and through the closing dinner and student presentations on Friday evening June 16, 2017. 

Please contact Program Coordinator Materrinan Zehyoue in the Office of Mission and Ministry at or (504) 865-2093 for questions or concerns. 

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Meet our staff!

Materrinan Zehyoue, FaithActs Coordinator 

As coordinator of FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute, Materrinan brings her passion for justice and willingness to foster empowerment in local communities. She earned her bachelor's in criminal justice and sociological studies from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015.