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Youth Ministries Mission Statement:
  To reach out to all the youth of the parish with the love of Christ and bring them together in this love. 
  To provide opportunities for youth to actively participate in the prayer life of the parish community, 
so as to deepen their understanding of Church as “community”. 
  To provide opportunities for spiritual growth so as to deepen their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ who alone has the words of eternal life.
  To provide opportunities for social activities so as to strengthen their interpersonal communication skills and social behaviors 
in order to enhance their understanding of what is means to be a member of Catholic community.
St. Bernard’s Catholic Community • 105 Knight Avenue North • Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
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Steubenville North                                 
Youth Involved: Grades 9-12     Location: Rochester, MN
When: July 12-14, 2019
Annually in July in Rochester (other locations also available). For those seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus. This conference has a strong emphasis on the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration. Join other students as they gather from across 11 states and 2 countries.  Our events are designed to draw your students to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.  Come experience Christ in a new way!

Click here to learn more about Stubenville North Conferences
Steubenville Conference Schedule
Registration Forms
Progressive Hayride                           
Youth Involved: Grades 6-12
Location:  St. Bernard's Church
When: Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Mark your calendars for a Progressive Hayride on Saturday, September 29th from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. It will be a fun night out with friends, food and fellowship! All youth in 6th-12th grades are invited to join us. The hayride begins at St. Bernard's after the 5:00 Mass, stops for supper at Kyle & Misty Mehrkens' home, and then heads to John & Bobbie Bohnenkamp's home for bonfire and games. DRESS WARM & BRING A BLANKET - it will be chilly! Feel free to bring a friend! Please RSVP by Friday, September 28th and sign the permission slip on reverse side of the flyer in order to attend.  
​Permission/Consent Form for Hayride

March for Life                                         
Youth Involved: Ask Jayne
Location: Washington D.C.
When: January 18, 2019

Walk to the capitol with hundreds of thousands of other Catholics to pray in support of life. Youth and adult chaperons needed. 
Contact Jayne for more information and to reserve your spot. 

Click to visit the March for Life website 
National Catholic Youth Conference                            Youth Involved: Grades 9 - 12
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
When: November (Bi-Annualy)
The largest gathering of Catholic youth in the United States with around 25,000 attendees praying and worshiping as well as great speakers of the faith.
National Catholic Youth Conference website
Ski Trip                                          
Youth Involved: Grades PreK-12
Location: Bemidji, MN
When: February 18, 2019
Grades Pre K – 12
Annually in January or February at Buena Vista in Bemidji.
Click here to see flyer and consent form

Buena Vista Ski Area Website
Summer Camps                                      
Youth Involved: Contact Misty
Location: Varies by Year and Camp
When: Summers
Various locations, themes and age groups. For summer fun and learning the Catholic faith.
Northland Rescue Mission        
Youth Involved: Contact Misty
Location: Grand Forks, ND
When: TBD
Annual day trip to serve the homeless in the Grand Forks community.

Northland Rescue Mission Website
TEC and/or NET               
Youth Involved: Grades 10-12
Location: Various
When: Ask Misty
Various retreats and locations throughout the year for those seeking to grow deeper in their faith.
Jamaica Mission Trip                  
Youth Involved: Juniors & Seniors in High School
Location: Varies
When: Ask Misty for more information

Various opportunities and locations throughout the year to perform works of mercy and outreach to those in need while evangelizing the love of Christ.

On October 24th at 7:30 pm, a parent and senior informational meeting will be held at St. Bernard's for more details on the trip.
St. John Paul II Camp                  
Youth Involved: Grades 7-9
Location: Northern Pines Camp, 20033 County Rd. 1, Park Rapids, MN
When: July 8th - July 12th (WAITING LIST ONLY) and Sunday, July 15th - Thursday, July 19th 

St. John Paul II Middle School Camp is designed to empower young people entering grades 7-9 to become disciples of Jesus Christ by engaging them in prayer, worship, leadership skill development, scriptural reflection, and service learning. This camp is designed for youth who have a desire to grow in their faith and share that faith back home in parish and family life.

Learn more about St. John Paul II Camp
Youth Involved: Grades 6-12
Location: Various
When: Determined as a group
YDisciple is a tool to motivate and inspire teens in their Catholic faith through small group discipleship. 

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