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St. Bernard's Youth Group
(6th - 12th Grade students)

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.

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Back to School Bash

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Annually in September

Welcome back to a new school year!  Our Back to School Bash varies every year from Minute to Win It competitions, Escape Rooms to bonfires in the park! It's an opportunity for us to begin a new school season refreshed and ready to go!  Check back for more details as we get closer to the date!

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Diocese of Crookston Youth Conference (DCYC)

Grades 9-12

Location: Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN

Date: September 24, 2023

Registration: $60

Registration link: www.crookston.org/dcyc

The Diocese of Crookston Youth Conference (DCYC) is replacing the traditional Middle School/High School youth rallies with one large youth conference open to all 6th-12th grades and parents.  This event is designed to bring all youth from across the diocese together for a day of worship to kick-off the 2023-2024 faith formation year. 


Please register by September 17th.  

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Progressive Hayride

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

September 16, 2023

5:00pm- 11:30pm

Registration: Free

It will be a fun night out with friends, food and fellowship!  This progressive hayride begins at 5:00 Mass at St. Bernard's, stops at one location for a potluck supper and then another location for bonfire and s'mores.  Dress warm and bring a blanket - it may be chilly!  Feel free to bring a friend.  Please RSVP and sign the permission slip found on the link below to attend no later than Friday, Sept. 15th so I can plan accordingly.  Can't wait to see you there!

Hayride Permission Form PDF

Online Parent Permission Form

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Sky-Vu Movie Night

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Early Summer 2024

Tickets: $8.00

Join us in cheering on the Fargo/Moorhead RedHawks!  We will be joining the youth groups from other parishes in our diocese.  Please see the attached flyer for details. Deadline to RSVP is July 21st.   

Permission/Consent Form coming soon!

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St. John Paul II Camp

Grades 7 & 8

Oak Hills Christian College
1600 Oak Hills Rd SW, Bemidji, MN 

Sunday, July 23 – Thursday, July 27

Cost: $350 per camper

Saint John Paul II Camp is for youth entering grades 7 & 8 who have a desire to deepen their faith, live in that faith and share their faith with others.  Throughout the camp, youth will be encouraged and mentored as they engage in prayer, worship, leadership development, spiritual reflection, play and service. The five-day experience is designed to encourage and equip youth for discipleship.

For more information, please visit: https://www.crookston.org/jp2camp

Register for St. John Paul II Camp (Registration opens 2/06/23)

Service Team and Staff Application, please visit: https://www.crookston.org/jp2camp

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Buena Vista Ski Trip

Grades 6-12

Buena Vista Ski Resort, Bemidji, MN 

February 19, 2023

Tickets: Prices Vary

Deadline to sign up: February 9, 2023

Join us on our annual ski trip to Buena Vista Ski Area in Bemidji, MN!  Open to all grades K-12.  Skiers 5th grade and younger must have their own chaperone to accompany 

them.

Buena Vista Ski Area Website

* St. Bernard's Consent Form  (paper copy)

* St.  Bernard's Consent Form (Google Form)

* Day Pass Agreement

* Equipment Rental Agreement

Tubing Online Reservations

* Tubing Pass Agreement

* Helmet Rental Form

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Jamaica Mission

Grades 11 & Older

Various Locations in Jamaica

June

The mission trip to Jamaica provides various opportunities to perform works of mercy and outreach to those in need while evangelizing the love of Christ.

Parent/Student information meetings are held for more details of the trip.

Click here to watch a video of the 2019 Jamaica Mission Trip!

Contact Misty for more information.

Reason for Hope Retreats

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Grades 9-12

Diocese of Crookston Pastoral Center

Various Dates

Registration: $75

Registration Link: www.crookston.org/reasonforhope

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”.

~ 1 Peter 3:15

There is a singular reason for hope in this world, and that is Jesus Christ. He is not simply “a way, a truth and a (source of) life”, but rather, Jesus is “THE way, THE truth and THE life (John 14:6). He truly is THE reason for hope!

It is our hope that these retreats will provide you with opportunities for encounter with Jesus Christ, increase opportunities for discipleship, and strengthen the Catholic Identity and community among the youth in the Diocese of Crookston.

Armor of God

November 4 & 5, 2023

2PM - 2PM

Cause of Our Joy

December 9 & 10, 2023

2PM - 2PM

Lion and the Lamb

February 10 & 11, 2023

2PM-2PM

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St. Teresa of Calcutta Camp

Grades 9 & 10

Oak Hills Christian College

1600 Oak Hills Rd SW, Bemidji, MN 

Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, June 29

Cost: $350 per camper

The Saint Teresa of Calcutta Camp is for youth entering grades 9 and 10 who have a desire to deepen their faith and are open to exploring the ordinary ways to share the Catholic faith as missionary disciples and servant leaders. Inspired by the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, and anchored in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, campers will enter a five-day experience where they will gain a deeper understanding of their faith and will be presented with ways to witness that faith in their home, school, church, community, and world. A special emphasis will be placed on:

  • Prayer, Praise and Worship

  • The Sacraments

  • Growing in Leadership & Discipleship

  • Serving Others.

For more information, please visit: https://www.crookston.org/toccamp

Register for St. Teresa of Calcutta Camp (Registration opens 2/06/23)

Leadership Team Application, please visit: https://www.crookston.org/toccamp

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Date: July 2024

Deadline to Sign-Up: TBD

Cost: TBD

This is an all-day event that must be booked ahead of time.  We need a minimum of 12 people to go.  Please let me know asap if you may be interested in going.  See flyer for details!

 

Character Challenge Course Flyer

Permission/Consent Form

C4 Waiver/Liability

Character Challenge Course

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National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

Grades 9-12

Indianapolis, IN

November 15-19, 2023

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is 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!

NCYC '23 Info flyer

Visit the NCYC Website

A message from Pope Francis!

Recap of 2019 NCYC (you might see some TRF peeps here!)

2022 NCYC Commitment 

Deadline: May 25, 2023

 

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RedHawks Game

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Tickets: $9.00

Food/Souvenirs: Out-of-Pocket

Join us in cheering on the Fargo/Moorhead RedHawks!  We will be joining the youth groups from other parishes in our diocese.  Please see the attached flyer for details. Deadline to RSVP is July 31st.   

Permission/Consent Form 

RedHawks Baseball Flyer

Online Registration & Payment

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Steubenville Conference

Grades 8 -12

St. Paul, MN

Date: July 28-30, 2023

Deadline to sign up: TBD

Registration Fee: TBD

For those seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus.  This conference has a strong emphasis on the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration.  

These events are designed to draw us to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.  Come experience Christ in a new way!

 

*Steubenville Conferences

*2023 Steubenville Flyer 

Registration Fee: $237
(includes admission, lodging, and 5 meals)
*Registration Form

*Conference Schedule

Please contact Misty for registration details. 

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