This page first shows Confirmation service requirements. Scroll further down the page for specific service and faith enrichment opportunities.

Service Requirements for Confirmation (grades 6-11)

Jesus himself modeled service for us. As members of the Body of Christ, and in his name, all those anticipating involvement in the parish confirmation preparation program will be called to service in the school community, parish community, and local/global community.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

To enter into the parish confirmation preparation program, each middle school student (grades 6-8) is required to complete 24 total hours of service by participating in 8 hours of service in each of the following three communities: School, Parish, and Local/Global.

(If interested, click for the “Sharing Your Gifts” booklet mentioned on page 2 of the Explanation document. This provides more information regarding service opportunities within the parish community.)

High School (Grades 9-11)

As part of the parish confirmation preparation program, each high school student in grades 9-11 is required to complete 36 total hours of service by participating in 12 hours of service in each of the following three communities: Parish, Local, and Beyond.

(If interested, click for the “Sharing Your Gifts” booklet mentioned on page 2 of the Explanation document. This provides more information regarding service opportunities within the parish community.)

Opportunities for Service and Faith Enrichment

From time to time the youth of St. Francis Borgia are invited 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.

Roots Youth Group

“Roots” is a weekly Scripture study, social gathering for the high school youth of St. Francis Borgia. During the Christian Formation program year, we meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the basement of the South Church. We gather and first spend some time socializing and connecting with other young people. Then we dive into a Scripture passage and talk about how the Scriptures relate to our lives. All high schoolers and their friends are invited to join us.

Through Roots, we organize service, social and prayer events for all the young people of high school age at St. Francis Borgia. We would love to hear about events you would like to see happen here.

The Youth Core Team is a group of high school students who meet about once a month to plan and implement these programs. High school parish members are encouraged to join the Core Team. We also need adult support for youth events and gatherings. Please consider sharing your time in making a difference in the faith lives of our young people here at St. Francis. If you are interested in joining the Core Team or helping out as an adult, contact the Associate Director of Youth Ministry.

Mission Trips – June 2019

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.

There will be two mission trips in 2019. Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

St. Louis, MO

  • When: June 24-29, 2019
  • Who: Anyone who is currently in grade 8-12
  • Where: St. Louis, MO – housing site information to come at a later date
  • Cost: $825.00 – includes registration fee, transportation, accomodations for one night. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due with your application
  • Application Process: Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 15.  There are 25 spots available and will be given on a first to be turned in system. View and print the  Restore Mission Trip application.
  • Organization: This is a LifeTeen Restore Mission Camp.

Puerto Rico

  • When: June 8-15, 2019
  • Who: Anyone who is currently in grade 9– 12 who has previously attended a stateside mission trip.
  • Where: Casa Cristo Redentor Retreat Center – Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
  • Cost: Estimated $1500.00 (cost could vary depending on airfare costs). A $150.00 non-refundable deposit is due with your application
  • Application Process: Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 15. If more than 12 applications are received, there will be a panel that will take a look at the applications and make recommendations based on the answers given on the application. View and print the  Puerto Rico Mission Trip application.
  • More information: Catholic Heart Workcamp – link to heartworkcamp.com/puerto-rico

Life Teen Camp – Tiger, GA (July 2019)

We are going to camp!
For the first time, St. Francis Borgia is going to Life Teen camp! We will be traveling to Tiger, Georgia – with St. Dominic’s in Brookfield and Lake Country Life Teen in Hartland, WI. This is an exciting opportunity to experience our Catholic faith in a fun new way.

Why Go To Camp?
We are created for greatness. We are meant to live with a joy that penetrates the darkness of this world. We desire more from our relationships and experiences. We want to live a bold life. We crave a love that will never leave us. We are meant to experience life.

Summer Camp with Life Teen is an incredible opportunity for teens to have a phenomenal experience of life. Teens are able to be free and confident in themselves, develop new friendships with other teens from our parish, and encounter God working in their lives. This is the summer that you begin to experience a bigger and better life than you ever thought possible.

Who Can Go?
Any high school teens that are currently (2018-2019 school year) in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to attend. Friends are also able to attend. This trip has limited space — only five spots — so they will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

When: July 14-21, 2019
Cost: $850 per student. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required with application.
Registration: View and print the  Life Teen Camp registration packet.

Reach Out Reach In (RORI) – Summer

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.

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

Lock-In To Leadership is an evening of leadership skills building through games, activities and examples of high school peer leaders. (This will be offered in the 2019-2020 school year – in January 2020.)

Justice Do It – October 20, 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.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Where: St. Joseph Parish in Grafton

National Catholic Youth Conference – Fall 2019

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 2018-2019 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.

Additional Information

  • For questions about Service and Faith Enrichment opportunities, contact the Associate Director of Youth Ministry at 377-1070, ext. 251 or send an email.
  • For questions about retreats for youth, see the Retreat Program page.
  • For more information about Youth Ministry at St. Francis Borgia, including classes and activities, see the Youth Ministry page.