Youth Ministry at the Church of St. Pius X provides a safe atmosphere for junior high and high school students to experience their Catholic faith. Through social outings, retreats, service opportunities, and gatherings, our parish is committed to the Holy Father's vision of the Church's ministry with adolescents. The Holy Father's incorporates these three essential goals into his vision:
- Empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
- Drawing young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.
- Fostering the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
This is just a very short overview of the goals of Youth Ministry.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: JUNE 19-23 (Hosted by Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist)
Once again St. Pius X will be partnering with the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist to offer this great event. Register today to participate and volunteer for Vacation Bible School 2023! VBS is a fun opportunity for all ages. Children ages 3 to fifth grade are encouraged to sign up! We are always looking for volunteers of all ages!
Please consider volunteering for VBS.
ONE CALL INSTITUTE 2023: JUNE 27 - JULY 1
Come learn, sing, and pray with musicians and leaders from across the country and beyond!
One Call is an institute dedicated to the engagement, empowerment, and ongoing support of young liturgical musicians. Specifically, our mission is to form young people and their advocates to live the call of the Gospel through the ministries of music, prayer, and social justice.
Taking place at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN, this institute is led by an outstanding team of clinicians, composers, and master teachers, youth and adult participants experience an exciting series of classes, workshops, break-outs, and rehearsals.
STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE: JULY 14-16
Steubenville: Rochester is a weekend conference that evangelizes, equips and empowers 9th-12th grade youth to become radical, joyful disciples. Enjoy keynote speakers, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and much more.
Part of a series of 25 Steubenville Youth Conferences across North America that serve 50,000 young people annually, Steubenville: Rochester is held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN.
Contact Jen: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
TOTUS TUUS: JULY 23-28
Totus Tuus is a Catholic summer youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. It is only by establishing a real and personal relationship with Him that we can be led to love of the Father in the Spirit and so be made sharers in the life of the Holy Trinity.
Totus Tuus seeks to foster openness to vocations in the young people we serve as well as among the teachers. This is accomplished by placing special emphasis on the importance and necessity of prayer, Eucharistic devotion and Marian devotion, in addition to catechetical instruction and formation in the Catholic Faith.
"I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me" --- John 14:6
Contact Jen: email@example.com to learn more.
CAMP SUMMIT 2023: JULY 31 - AUGUST 3
Camp Summit is a camp for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade who are looking to learn more about their faith alongside their peers, and in a fun and adventure-filled setting. This camp takes place at Eagle Bluff in Lanesboro, MN, in early August. There are also opportunities for high school students to participate as leaders on the Prayer or FIAT teams through an application process. Not all students who apply will be accepted so please spend some time on your application and feel free to have me look it over before you submit it. Stay tuned for more information. We will also need several chaperones for our parish – male and female.
Have questions about Camp Summit? Contact Jen Carlin or click on the graphic to be redirected to the camp website.
St. Pius X Children’s and Youth Choirs provide an ensemble experience that allows students to develop musically as individuals while contributing to the joy and beauty of our liturgy at St. Pius X Mass.
Rehearsals take place the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 11:00 am starting October 2, 2022. The Children’s Choir will sing on the 4th Sunday of the month during the 10:00 am Mass. Students in grades 1-6 are invited to join the Children’s Choir.
Youth Choir Information (Students Grades 7-12)
Rehearsals take place once a week at the St. Pius X parish on Sundays from 5:00-6:00 pm. The Youth Choir will plan to sing at Mass once a month. Sign Up Here https://forms.gle/FpKvbmx7hzw3ZDA57
Unite Ministries, formerly Greater Rochester Area Catholic Youth Ministry, serves youth from around the Rochester, MN area. Youth ministers from Catholic parishes in Rochester, Stewartville, Dodge Center, St. Charles, Plainview, and the surrounding areas work together to provide area-wide events including UNITE Masses, social events, youth rallies, service trip and projects, and more. Get more up to date information at www.uniterochestermn.org
UPCOMING UNITE EVENTS
Please make sure we have a medical release form on file for you or your child for the 2022-2023 year. For each event we will ask you if you need to make changes, but we will keep this on file for a year.