Got plans for MEA? COME TO CASTAWAY!!!
Castaway is a great way to relax, recharge and grow in faith. Incredible speakers, music and small groups plus tons of free time to relax and laugh with friends.
MEA Getaway At Camp Castaway • October 19-22nd
For nearly 20 years, churches from across Minnesota have joined together to offer high school kids a great fall weekend retreat at Camp Castaway near Detroit Lakes. This long weekend retreat invites kids to consider a relationship with Christ, and encourages and inspires them to deepen that relationship.
Who: All 9th-12th graders and their friends
When: Oct. 19-22nd
Cost: $210 before Sept. 15th; $240 after 9/15
Spend time in prayer. Spend time in a hot tub. Spend time with new and old friends. Spend time discussing faith and life. Just come and spend time.
Online registration at: Castaway Registration
Check out our MEA Castaway Video at: Castaway Video
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St. Pat’s Senior High Program 2017-18: Grades 10-12
Information about all 10th-12th grade programs can be found below. Please email Nicole Stecklein or call 952-767-0954 for more information about programs, or for help discerning which programs will work best for you.
COMPASS: Mondays, 7:30-8:45 pm
Speakers, small groups, and good good times!! Compass nights will rotate between small group nights, speakers, and large group activities (broomball, bonfires, scavenger hunts, dinner nights, service projects, etc.) All students in grades 10, 11, & 12 are welcome! Friends are placed in CO-ED small groups together and small groups are led by our dynamic young adult leadership team. Compass is St. Pat’s main senior high program. *Note: Compass does NOT meet on Navigator weeks.
NAVIGATORS: Once a month Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm
St. Pat's senior high Navigator leaders help provide an exciting, large group and relational based middle school faith formation program to our middle school students. New this year, Navigator nights will take place one Wednesday a month. On these nights, the entire session will be led by high school students to bring fun, engaging faith messages and themes to middle school students. Navigator leaders are also encouraged to help plan Navigator Nights. Optional planning nights will take place the week before each Nav night.
Navigator Dates: Sep 13 (training), Oct 11, No. 15, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 14, Apr 18
Middle School Teachers: Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:15 pm
St. Pat's is in need of committed, faith filled high school students to help teach 6th-8th grade faith formation classes. Small group leaders meet EVERY WEDNESDAY to help younger students grow in faith. Class lessons include worksheets, prayer activities, reading scripture and discussing faith. Small group leaders need to be responsible, faithful, and have a genuine desire to walk with middle school students and help them grow in faith. Contact Jaclyn Parell for more information.
Elementary Teachers: Wednesdays 4:45-6:00 pm
St. Pat's is in need of energetic, faith filled high school students to help teach Kindergarten-5th grade faith formation classes. Come share your love of Christ and the Church with this fun-loving age group. Students are welcome to teach with a friend and accommodations can be made for students who are in high school sports. Please consider helping with this life-giving ministry. Contact Jaclyn Parell for more information.
The Navigator Band (10th-12th grade students) brings fun and engaging worship music to our middle school faith formation program. We are in great need of musical talent. If you play an instrument or sing, please consider this important ministry. The Nav Band is organized by Jimmy Barnett. Practice times TBD based on availability of the band. Questions? Contact Jimmy.
High school students are strongly encouraged to volunteer in one of the following Mass ministries. Training provided. Volunteers are scheduled approximately once a month and can pick preferred Mass times. This is a wonderful way to become more involved at Mass.
• Lector at Mass (reader)
• Usher at Mass (greet, pass collection baskets, distribute bulletins after Mass)
• Eucharistic Minister (distribute Communion)
Questions? Please contact Nicole at email@example.com or 952-767-0954
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