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.
Save the Dates for 2021 Youth Summer Camps - Scroll Down to Summer Camps for more information
We are making plans for the youth ministry summer programming. Details are still in the works to ensure these camps and experiences can be offered in a safe way for all participants, volunteers, and staff, but for now, please save the dates. More information will be coming soon.
Vacation Bible School: Pre-K-4th graders at St. Pius X, joint with St. John the Evangelist, mornings of July 26-30
Camp Summit Catholic Adventure Camp: Current 5-7th Graders, day camp Tuesday, August 3rd at Eagle Bluff
High School Mission Trip: Current 8-12th Graders, June 20th-26th in Mission, SD Workcamp, Group Mission Trips
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
May 4th - Middle School Small Group Social Bonfire - More information coming soon
2021 SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP: MISSION, SD ~ June 20-26 (for students currently in 8th-12th grade)
Registration is now open for our High School Mission Trip to Mission, South Dakota with Group Mission Trips. 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 $550 ($500 if registered on or before March 14th, 2021). Reserve your spot by filling out this registration form and sending in your down payment of $150 ($100 if you register by March 14th, 2021). 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 the envelope or in the check memo that the payment is for the High School Service Trip 2021.
Download our Information Packet here.
Host Facility: TBD - Usually a local school or parish
Begin your registration here!
CAMP SUMMIT 2020 ~ Dates Coming Soon! (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 2021 ~
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.