Youth Activities

“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD. His power, and the wonders He has done.” Psalm 78:5

Ongoing Activities

Youth Movie Night

What: Faith-centered films for youth, followed by facilitated discussion.
Date(s) of Event/Theme: Second Friday of each month throughout the year. Check bulletin for details and monthly movie.
Registration/Deadline: None necessary, just show up. Always free!
Ages: 5th grade and up
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, St. Thomas room or St. Augustine room
What kids are saying: "Youth Movie Night is a great opportunity to meet with friends, enjoy a good movie, and become a little bit of a Catholic movie critic. So, come hang out, eat some popcorn, and have a good faith-filled and enjoyable time." - John Paul, age 14

Cor Jesu

What: Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, praise and worship planned and facilitated by - and for - the young and not-so-young alike.
Date(s): First Friday of each month, September thru May, 7-9 p.m. Information in Cathedral bulletin.
Registration/Deadline: No need to register, free of charge.
Ages: All ages are welcome!
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
How: Sign up for reminder emails at corjesuwinona@gmail.com, or like the Facebook page
What kids are saying: "Cor Jesu is peaceful and nice. It's a chance to go to confession and afterwards you always feel happy." - David, 14

Upcoming Events

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March For Life

What: 'This is for the Pro-Life Generation. If you are reading this, you are here because your parents chose life for you when God created you. The Supreme Court legalized medically-induced abortions in the U.S. on January 22, 1973; 2018 will mark the 45th anniversary of this Court decision. Attending the March for Life is giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. HOW MUCH DOES AN ABORTION COST? A LIFE.
Date(s): Tentative date for the March at the Minnesota state capitol is January 21, 2018 (watch for confirmation and travel information in the bulletin in the fall). Start planning now to attend the 45th anniversary March for Life in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Registration/Deadline: TBD
Ages: Everyone
Where: MN State Capitol
What Kids Are Saying: “The March for Life is inspirational, and very eye-opening. People came together from all over Minnesota to raise awareness and show their support for the unborn and moms who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. I wish all kids my age and older could have this powerful experience.” - Carolyn, age 12

YDisciple

What: YDisciple is an apprenticeship for Christian life. It provides a format for high schoolers to come together as a small group with adult mentors every other week. YDisciple offers training and well-crafted leader guides to support the mentors. Through discussion, streaming video and other tools, youth learn more about and grow in their Catholic Faith. There are separate groups for boys and girls; groups meet in a host family’s home with two group leaders (not the hosts).
Date(s): TMeeting days and times are determined by each group’s leadership. They are set according to that group’s availability.
Registration/Deadline: No cost. Contact the office to find out when the next group starts.
Ages: 9th-12th grade
Where: Host homes
As new small groups form, we are in need of host families to open their home to a group and provide refreshment, and leaders who are willing to facilitate. Please contact the parish office if you are able to serve this ministry in either role.

A Note On Fundraising…

There are opportunities to raise money for all the offered events that you want to attend. Youth may start individual “funds” with the diocese of Winona at any age and grow their accounts as they – and their faith - grow. Fundraisers are organized city-wide, and include the annual Cookie Extravaganza and Family Fun Walk. They are wonderful ways meet other youth, serve the community, learn more about our faith and have fun. Please talk to your parish Faith Formation Coordinator for more details.

For More Information

✓ Watch the bulletin for more details.

✓ Contact your parish Faith Formation director.

St. Mary’s Parish

Julie Walch

507-452-5656

juwalch@wacs1.org

Cathedral/St. Casimir

Mariann Miller

507-452-4770

mmiller@hbci.com

St. Stan’s/St. John

Ann Sirianni

507-452-5430

annmariehs@yahoo.com