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.

Activities Sponsored by Roots

See the Roots Schedule for Summer 2018. More details for events are provided below as available.

Chinooks Baseball Outing – June 14, 2018

Who: Youth & families
What:  A fun evening at Kapco Park for Lakeshore Chinooks baseball
When: Thursday, June 14. We will meet at 6 p.m. (Game time is 6:35 p.m.)
Where: We will meet outside of the Kapko Park ticket booth at Concordia University and purchase tickets. We’ll sit together in either the grass or bleachers.
Cost:  Tickets are $7.00
Permission slip: Youth attending without a parent MUST bring a signed permission slip (available here to print and complete).

Mission Trip – July 7-14, 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!

To apply, see the Restore Mission Camp Application.

2018 Mission Trip Fundraising, Meetings and Activities/Events
June 2-3 – Window Wash – during all weekend Masses, North Church
June 3 – Participant Meeting, 4-5:30 p.m., North Church Hall
June 18 – Participant/Parent Meeting, 5:30 p.m., North Church Hall
July 1 – Blessing Mass, 10 a.m., North Church

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.

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 2020

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 more information about Youth Ministry at St. Francis Borgia, including classes and activities, see the Youth Ministry page.