Middle & High School Youth Group

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.


Progressive Hayride

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Fall (2020 Hayride Cancelled)

Mark your calendars for a fun night out with friends, food and fellowship! The Progressive 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!  All youth in 6th-12th grades are invited to join us.  


Permission/Consent Form 

Buena Vista Ski Trip

Grades K-12

Bemidji, MN

February 2021 

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 


Buena Vista Ski Area Website

Consent Form

Ski Rental Form

Helmet Rental Form

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National Catholic Youth Conference

Grades 9-12

Indianapolis, IN

November 18-21, 2021

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 '21 Info flyer

NCYC '21 Interest Zoom Meeting (4/8/21 @ 7:30 pm)

Visit the NCYC Website

A message from Pope Francis!

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

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NET Retreats

Grades 10-12

Location Varies

February & March

Various retreats and locations throughout the y ear for those seeking to grow deeper in their faith.

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Back to School Bash

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church


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!  Details for 2020 B2S Bash yet to come!

Jamaica Mission

Grades 11 & Older

Various Locations in Jamaica


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


Middle School Youth Rally

Grades 6-8

Lincoln High School, TRF

Date: TBD

Often when we speak of middle school, we speak in terms of "survival".  It has become sort of a cliche in American culture to simply endure those awkward middle school years.  In Christus Vivit, Pope Francis invites young people to something greater: Christus Vivit is permission to our youth to thrive!

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Advent Family Devotional

For all families who have tweens/teens

Located in the comfort of your own home

Advent 2020 (starting Dec. 1)

Simple but meaningful daily interactions that will help keep Jesus at the center of the season!

To receive the PDF version in its entirety, click here

To receive them on a daily basis, click here.


Summer Camps

Grades K-12

St. Bernard's Church

Various Dates throughout Summer

There are so many opportunities for summer fun and learning the Catholic Faith!  Listed are just a few to learn more about!

Catholic Youth Camp

Trinity Youth Camp

Lake Trails Base Camp

St. John Paul II Camp (Registration opens 2/2/21)

*NEW* St. Teresa of Calcutta Camp (Registration opens 1/26/21)



Steubenville Conference

Grades 9-12

Rochester, MN


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



2021 Steubenville Flyer 

Conference Schedule

Registration Forms


High School

Youth Rally

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Date: TBD

Information yet to come!

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