Get away for the weekend and spend some time with God and friends old and new! This retreat is offered each year to our youth ministry leaders and Digging Deeper youth group members, as well as to any students in Grade 8 – 12 who would like to take part. It’s an opportunity to reflect on and grow in our personal faith and relationship with God as well as to develop Christ-centred friendships with others. The retreat will explore a faith-focused theme through videos, games, discussions, Bible study, music, and more!
Age Group: Grade 8 – 12
Dates: Friday, January 31 (6:00pm departure) – Sunday, February 2 (12:00pm return)
Cost to participate: $40
Registration deadline: Monday, January 27
THINKfast is a sleepover at that takes place at the church, where participants explore a particular social justice issue. They also spend 24 hours fasting from solid foods as a reminder of those who are in need around the world. This year’s focus is climate change and the importance of the Amazon Rainforest. We’ll explore the special role the Amazon plays for the health of the Earth and all its creatures, as well as the injustices being suffered by those peoples who live within the Amazon as the forest is exploited for profit.
Lots of fun and interactive activities are included, such as games, simulation activities, prayer, crafts, and group discussions. Come out for a fun and faith-filled experience and learn more about this important issue and how you can help make a difference!
Age Group: Grade 5 and up
Dates: Friday, February 28 (6:00pm) – Saturday, February 29 (7:15pm)
Cost to participate: $20
Each year youth from the parish lead our parishioners in the Stations of the Cross. The Youth Stations is presented in the form of a tableaux, with actors playing the roles of Jesus, Mary, the disciples, soldiers, and others that Jesus encountered along his journey to Calvary. Readers also have an important role and lead reflections on Jesus’ experiences and how they relate to our own lives as we move from Station to Station.
Age Group: Grade 6 – 12
Presentation: Friday, April 10 (Good Friday) at 7:00pm
There will be 3 rehearsals in preparation. (See sign-up form)
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 20
Our three youth groups will be running once again this year from September – April!
The main goals of the youth groups are to assist the students participating to:
Each gathering will focus on a different topic and include activities such as:
There will also be several events for the whole family, as well as opportunities for community service, throughout the year.
Schedules and registration forms for each group are available below.
Quest: Grades 3 – 5 (Meets bi-weekly on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30pm)
Epic: Grades 6 – 7 (Meets bi-weekly on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30pm)
Digging Deeper: Grades 8 – 12 (Meets bi-weekly on Saturdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm)