The Director of Youth Ministry will from time to time post communications that invite the youth of St. Francis Borgia to participate in activities and events that call them to celebrate, explore, or put into practice an important facet of their Catholic Christian faith. Details will be posted below for opportunities as they become available.
Lock-In To Leadership/Justice Do It
Ozaukee County Catholic parishes join together every school year to offer either Lock-In To Leadership or Justice Do It for middle school students. These are great ways to introduce middle school students to outreach activities and to socialize with area youth. High school students serve as peer leaders to help make these events a success.
Lock-In To Leadership – January 26, 2018
Lock-In To Leadership is an evening of leadership skills building through games, activities and examples of high school peer leaders. It will be held Friday, Jan. 26 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish in Grafton. The cost is $15. The registration form will be posted here soon. Registration forms are due by Monday, Jan. 22.
Justice Do It – Fall 2018
Justice Do It is a one-day service experience for youth where they travel to work sites throughout the county and conclude the day with Mass. (This will be offered in the 2018-2019 school year – in fall 2018.)
Mission Trip – Summer 2018
The annual summer mission trip is an opportunity for youth to grow in faith as they experience the rewards of serving others. They provide meaningful service such as basic home repair for residents who are in need. Aside from home repair, teens engage in daily prayer and worship gatherings as they meet other young followers of Christ. Teens are energized in their faith after this intensive week of meaningful service, deep reflection and uniting fun. Several fundraising and community building activities are planned as part of the preparation for the summer trip.
What: LifeTeen Restore Mission Camp
Where: Houston, TX
When: July 7-14, 2018
Why: To Serve as the hands and feet of Christ and help a community that was devastated this past summer by Hurricane Harvey and to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ!
Parent/Participant Meeting will be held Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the North Church Hall.
Reach Out Reach In (RORI) – Summer 2018
RORI is a summer youth service experience sponsored by the Office of Catechesis and Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. This week-long camp for high school students provides service at locations throughout the Archdiocese as well as an opportunity to learn about Catholic social justice teachings. The camp is open to those who are ages 15-18, who will be entering 10th grade or higher, and who want to be involved in direct service and social action. For more information, see www.archmil.org/RORI.
National Catholic Youth Conference – November 16-18, 2017
NCYC is an exciting three-day experience for Catholic teenagers that is held every two years. The schedule includes energizing keynote speakers, workshops, concerts, celebration of Reconciliation and Eucharist, exhibits and interactive games and activities. The conference is open to all teens who will be in high school in the 2017-2018 school year. About 300 teens from the Milwaukee Archdiocese travel to Indianapolis, IN for these events at the Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. This gathering of 20,000 young Catholics helps teens recognize their role in the larger Church and provides them with the strength and encouragement they need to carry on God’s message of love. The Director of Youth Ministry has information on this event. See “Additional Information” below.
House of Peace Christmas Brunch
Middle and high schoolers can earn Confirmation/Service hours when they help with the annual House of Peace Christmas Brunch. Several opportunities are available.