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

September 1, 2021

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! As we just finished the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the B2S Bash will be Olympic Style competitions.  Details for 2021 B2S Bash yet to come!


Character Challenge Course

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Deadline to Sign-Up: Wednesday, July 28

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


Steubenville Conference

Grades 8 -12

Rochester, MN

July 15-17, 2022

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



2022 Steubenville Flyer 

Conference Schedule - TBA

Please contact Misty for registration details.


High School
Youth Rally

Grades 9-12

Location: TBD

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022

The High School Youth Rallies serve to remind our young church that they have a loving and merciful Father who calls us to look up to Him so that He may transform each and every heart.  Please encourage your high schooler to take part in what will be a great day!

Registration Forms will be available soon!

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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.


Buena Vista Ski Trip

Grades K-12

Bemidji, MN

February 21, 2022

Tickets: TBD

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


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)



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


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!)


Reason for HOPE Retreats

Grades 9-12

Young Life Castaway Club, DL, MN

Multiple Dates

October 16 & 17, 2021

Lead the Way

January 22 & 23, 2022

Stones and Bones 

March 5 & 6, 2022

Into the Desert

April 23 & 24, 2022

The Mass is Ended

For more information, please visit or contact Misty Mehrkens


RedHawks Game

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Tickets: $8.00

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 21st.   

Permission/Consent Form 

RedHawks Baseball Flyer


Progressive Hayride

Grades 6-12

St. Bernard's Church

Saturday, September 18, 2021

It will be a fun night out with friends, food and fellowship!  This progressive hayride begins at St. Bernard's after the 5:00 Mass, 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. 17th so I can plan accordingly.  Can't wait to see you there!

Hayride Permission Form


Middle School Youth Rally

Grades 6-8

Lincoln High School, TRF

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Please join us for Created at Lincoln High School in TRF.  Joe Melendrez from Together in Spirit and worship leader Hannah Schaefer ( will lead our youth in a faith-filled experience, anchored in the sacraments; an opportunity to celebrate "the great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! (1 John 3:1)".

Created Flyer

Youth Permission Form

Adult Liability Waiver (For Chaperones)

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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.

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