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.
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Parish life is a St. Pius X group committed to organizing events for the whole parish to come together. Events sponsored by parish life are meant to bring us together for fun, faith, and fellowship. Join us!
Unite Ministries, formerly Greater Rochester Area Catholic Youth Ministry, serves youth from around the Rochester, MN area. Youth ministers from Catholic parishes in Rochester, Stewartville, Dodge Center, St. Charles, Plainview, and the surrounding areas work together to provide area-wide events including UNITE Masses, social events, youth rallies, service trip and projects, and more. Get more up to date information at www.uniterochestermn.org
Unite is bringing young people from all over the Rochester Area together for an event that includes: Holy Mass, great music, a meal, dynamic speakers, and meaningful prayer. 100+ young people gathered together is a powerful experience by itself, add in the transforming power of Jesus in the Eucharist and the presence of the Holy Spirit and there is no possible way anybody leaves without experiencing the love that the Father has for each of us. Visit our website to register for events, find out how you can support Unite's mission.
SUMMER UNITE EVENTS
Thursdays at St. James Coffee
Starting in June, make St. James Coffee your summer hang on Thursday afternoons. Nearly each week, we'll begin with music and a jam session at 1 pm in the chapel. Come and jam with the Unite Band. Bring an your instrument, a song, and a friend.
Then after Jams, we will host board games from 2 pm - 4 pm. It's open house style so come for a long or short as you'd like. All are welcome. Bring a game and a friend or just come and enjoy the coffee or a smoothie.
Starting June 5th, Pax Christi Church is hosting youth bonfires throughout the summer on most Wednesdays for teens in middle and high school. Come meet up with your friends, enjoy the bonfire, play volleyball and more. Meet by the volleyball court on Wednesdays 7pm-9pm. No bonfires July 3rd or August 7th.
2020 SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP: GREEN BAY, WI ~ June 24-30 (for students currently in 8th-12th grade)
Registration is now open for our High School Mission Trip to Milwaukee, WI with Shine Catholic Missions. The High School Service Trip is an opportunity offered by local Rochester/Austin area parishes. It is open to any high school student, Catholic or otherwise, in grades 8-12 (during the school year before the summer trip). While there are many reasons parishes offer service trips, we are convinced that our main reason is because Christ has called us and has commissioned us to recognize the intrinsic dignity that resides in each and every person with whom we come in contact.
The trip costs $500 ($450 if registered by February 15th, 2019). Reserve your spot by filling out this permission form and sending in your down payment of $200 ($150 if you register by February 15th, 2019). Your spot won't be confirmed until we receive your down payment. Down payments should be sent to your parish Youth Minister in cash, check or credit card. Be sure to note on envelop or in the check memo that the payment is for the High School Service Trip 2019.
Download our Information Packet here.
Host Organization: Shine Catholic Missions
Host Facility: TBD - Usually a local school or parish
Begin your registration here!
2020 SUMMER MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP: EDEN PRAIRIE, MN ~ June 23rd-28th (for students entering grades 7-9)
Registration is now open for our Junior High School Mission Trip to Minneapolis, MN. 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.
The trip costs $400 ($350 if registered by February 1st, 2019). Reserve your spot by filling out this permission form and sending in your down payment of $100 ($ 50 if you register by February 1st, 2019). Your spot won't be confirmed until we receive your down payment. Down payments should be sent to your parish Youth Minister in cash, check or credit card. Be sure to note on envelop or in the check memo that the payment is for the High School Service Trip 2019.
Download our Information Packet here.
Host Organization: Group Mission Trips
Host Facility: Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley, MN
Begin your registration here!
CAMP SUMMIT 2020 ~ August 5th-8th (for students entering grades 6-12)
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.
Have questions about Camp Summit? Contact Katie or click on the graphic to be redirected to the camp website.
ONE CALL INSTITUTE 2019 ~ June
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
Please make sure we have a medical release form on file for you or your child for the 2019-2020 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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