Youth Ministry at the Church of St. Pius X provides a safe atmosphere for junior high and high school students to experience their Catholic faith. Through social outings, retreats, service opportunities, and gatherings, our parish is committed to the Holy Father's vision of the Church's ministry with adolescents. The Holy Father's incorporates these three essential goals into his vision:
- Empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
- Drawing young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.
- Fostering the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
This is just a very short overview of the goals of Youth Ministry.
Please make sure we have a medical release form on file for you or your child for the 2016-2017 year. For each event we will ask you if you need to make changes, but we will keep this on file for a year.
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FRIDAY GAMES AT ST. JAMES COFFEE HOUSE
Junior High and High School students - Join us on Fridays throughout the school year from 11am-12pm to pray together, socialize, play games, grab coffee, and just hang out with your peers. Friends are welcome! All are welcome to attend - bring a friend and a game! http://www.stjamescoffee.com/
SUNDAY FUNDAY: Ice Skating at the REC Center ~ Youth and Families ~ Sunday, February 26th, 3:15pm-5:15pm
We invite you all to join us for our next family fun day which will be ice skating at the REC Center from 3:15-5:15pm on February 26th. All ages are welcome, but adults are asked to attend with their 5th grade or younger students. The cost is $5 per person which includes skating, snacks and skate rental.
Youth Registration - Ice Skating
Adult Registration - Ice Skating
SERVICE SUNDAY: SHOE PARTY ~ February 12th 3pm-5pm ~ 6-12th grade (Adult leaders needed)
During our Junior High Winter Chill event, we began work on a project of cutting shoes for Sole Hope. We have plenty of materials left, so we’re going to continue the work you all began in an afternoon of service. We’ll be watching a movie and have popcorn while we work too. Come join us to hang out and work together for a great cause. Find out more about Sole Hope at www.solehope.org. No cost to attend.
THURSDAYS AT ST. JAMES COFFEE HOUSE
Games at St. James shifts from Fridays to Thursdays during the summer. Join us from 2pm-4pm. Friends are welcome! Thursdays at SJs will start up again in June of 2016. http://www.stjamescoffee.com/
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join our summer softball league. In the past we have joined forces with St. John the Evangelist youth to form the "Evangelizers". This team is co-ed and friends are invited to register as well. Games will typically be on Wednesday nights at 6, 7, or 8pm at Slattery Park. Games will start in early May and will continue every week (weather permitting) until playoffs, the first week of August. You do not need to commit to being at every game, but please let us know if you won’t be there by the Monday before a game so we can ensure we have enough people to play.
Stay tuned for more information in April of 2017 for registration information.
2017 SUMMER MISSION TRIP #1: THE ROAD ~ June 23rd-July 2nd (for students entering grades 9 and up)
Registration is now open for our High School Mission Trip to Valdosta, GA to assist with home repair. This trip will be an incredible opportunity to serve others while also taking time to see how God is trying to meet you and guide you to a meaningful life of faith and joy. Contact Katie Stinson to be added to our email list for interested participants or see the information packet below. Early registration at a discounted price is due January 1st.
Information and Initial Registration Packet: The Road
Host Organization: Group Mission Trips
Host Facility: TBD - Usually a local school or parish
2017 SUMMER MISSION TRIP #2: WORTH IT ~ June 9th-14th (for students entering grades 6-8; 9-12 participants if space is available after February 5th deadline)
Registration is now open for our first ever Junior High School Mission Trip to Lake Traverse Reservation, SD. Our young Church feels a desire to make a difference in the world, but often doesn't know where to start. This mission trip will give our junior high students an opportunity to serve alongside teens from across the country and to dive in a little deeper to their own faith. Contact Katie Stinson to be added to our email list for interested participants or see the information packet below. Early registration at a discounted price is due January 1st.
Information and Initial Registration Packet: Junior High Mission Trip
Host Facility: TBD - Usually a local school or parish
Camp Summit is a camp for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade who are looking to learn more about their faith alongside their peers, and in a fun and adventure-filled setting. This camp takes place at Eagle Bluff in Lanesboro, MN, in early August. There are also opportunities for high school students to participate as leaders on the Prayer or FIAT teams through an application process. Not all students who apply will be accepted so please spend some time on your application and feel free to have me look it over before you submit it. Stay tuned for more information. We will also need several chaperones for our parish – male and female. If interested contact Katie Stinson at email@example.com or 288-8238 ext. 3525.
Information Packet - Coming Soon!
Camp Summit Camper Registration Forms - Coming Soon!
Camp Summit Fiat or Prayer Team Applications (due May 1) - Coming Soon!
Camp Summit Adult Chaperone Forms - Coming Soon!
Students entering grades 10-12 or their first two years of college who have a desire to grown in music ministry are encouraged to sign up for Music Ministry Alive. MMA is a faith-based music camp open to youth around the world who have a desire to serve the church and the world through music and prayer, and to live out the mission of the Catholic Church. To find out more information about this camp and how to apply contact Katie Stinson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Matt Maus at email@example.com or visit the Music Ministry Alive website http://www.musicministryalive.com/. Applications will be available in early February 2017.
A Steubenville Youth Conference is primarily an invitation to spiritual growth. For some this means entering into a personal relationship with God for the first time. For others, this means a deeper and more mature acceptance of the gospel and the Church and a greater zeal to be a witness for Christ.
The conference weekend is about developing the gifts given at Baptism and sealed at Confirmation. It’s about hearing dynamic speakers instruct and challenge teens in: prayer, chastity, service, and the power of the sacraments. You will discover that Christianity is not for the weak and timid; it is not a crutch; and it is not boring! It is about meeting hundreds of people on fire for the Lord: laughing, crying, talking, singing, praying, dancing and being encouraged to take a stand for Christ.
Registration is done through the Diocese of Winona. Visit their website for more information: http://www.dow.org/offices/youth-and-young-adults/steubenville-north.html