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​​Youth Coordinator: Jayne Miller (Youth Minister) - ext. 212

Three interdependent and equally important goals guide the Church's ministry with adolescents. These goals state what it means for the Catholic community to respond to the needs of young people and to involve young people in sharing their unique gifts with the larger community. They express the Church's focus for ministry with adolescents, while encouraging local creativity in developing the programs, activities, and strategies to reach these goals.
Learn more at the USCCB Website
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.
ARISE Together in Christ                        Youth Involved: Ask Jayne
Location: St. Bernard's TRF
When: Ask Jayne
Weekly sessions for senior high students and includes small group prayer and faith sharing.

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Youth Religious Education
For information on our Youth Religious Education, please visit our Youth Religious Education page.

For information regarding youth reciving the Sacraments, please visit our Saraments page. 
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Stubenville North                                 Youth Involved: Grades 9-12
Location: Minneapolis or Rochester, MN
               (Other locations possible also)
When: July (Annually)
Annually in July in Minneapolis and 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.

Click here to learn more about Stubenville North Conferences
Just a FUN TRIP                                   Youth Involved: Grades 6-12
Location: Twin Cities Area
When: June (Annually)
We will go to a Twins Game, Valley Fair and Mass at the Basilica. 

Minnesota Twins Website
Valley Fair Website
Website for the Basilica of Saint Mary - Minneapolis
March for Life                                         Youth Involved: Ask Jayne
Location: Washington D.C.
When: January (Annualy)

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 Involved: Grades 9 - 12
Youth Conference
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: January or February (Annually)
Grades Pre K – 12
Annually in January or February at Buena Vista in Bemidji.

Buena Vista Ski Area Website
Catholic Charismatic Retreat               Youth Involved: Grades 9-12
Also known as CCRNO
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
When: Weekend after New Years (Annually)
Annually the weekend after New Year’s in New Orleans. For those seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

CCRNO Website
Summer Camps                                      Youth Involved: Ask Jayne
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: Ask Jayne
Location: Grand Forks, ND
When: Ask Jayne
Annual day trip to serve the homeless in the Grand Forks community.

Northland Rescue Mission Website
World Youth Day 2016                             Youth Involved: Ask Jayne
Location: Krakaw, Poland
When: July 11, 2016
Held every four years in various locations around the world.
World Youth Day is not just a day or an experience, but an ongoing pilgrimage of faith for young people. These special days and celebrations are meant to rejuvenate and reinvigorate the spiritual life of youth and young adults along their pilgrim journey, which ultimately leads to Christ Jesus.

Themes for WYD 2016
Official Website for WYD 2016
More information about WYD
WYD frequently asked questions (FAQs)
TEC and/or NET               Youth Involved: Grades 10-12
Location: Various
When: Ask Jayne
Various retreats and locations throughout the year for those seeking to grow deeper in their faith.
Mission Trips                         Youth Involved: Senior High (May Vary)
Location: Varies
When: Ask Jayne
Various opportunities and locations throughout the year to perform works of mercy and outreach to those in need while evangelizing the love of Christ.

Other opportunities available: Woodtick Theatre, Frostfire Summer Theatre, Redhawks Games, Concerts, Picnic in the Woods, float for summer parade, bowling, bocce ball, special movie screenings as announced and other off site speakers, conferences and/or retreats.