Coming this Summer!! Just 5 Days

  • Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 2018 (5 day/4 night)
  • Roncalli High School
  • Open to youth entering grades 7-9 in the fall
  • The cost for youth to attend is $290
  • To reserve a spot, complete the pre-registration form located here

(This program will be replacing the Youth Serve sessions that have been offered in past years.  Just 5 Days is a middle school youth mission coordinated by the Center for Ministry Development (CMD) with content and schedule similar to Youth Serve)

FAITH is the heart of Just5Days. Our theme this summer is inspired by the scripture passage 1 Corinthians 12:27   “Now, you are the Body of Christ!” and the Catholic social teaching principle of solidarity.

SERVICE during Just5Days places youth in direct, hands-on work that meets real needs of the local community.

PRAYER begins and ends each day of Just5Days.

COMMUNITY within Just5Days is fostered through age-appropriate activities, group discussions, and simulation games.

CATHOLIC is who we are!  Just5Days promotes the principles of our Catholic faith, Sacred Scriptures, teachings of Pope Francis, and other holy men and women who have heard the call to follow Jesus and serve with love.

High School Senior Mass and Dinner

Please join us in celebrating these high schoolers biggest accomplishment, graduation!  On April 23, at 5 pm we will have a special mass with a dinner to follow.  For more information please check the attachment.

Please submit a senior photo and one other photo to Jordan at

senior mass 2017

Youth Ministry Summer Update

Youth Serve:  Service camp for students currently in 7th and 8th grade.  The sessions that are available are June 25-27, July 16-18, and July 23-25.   If you are looking at going to the first session contact Jordan ASAP as there are only 2 spots left.  Feel free to contact Jordan with any other questions.  Sign up today!

Vacation Bible School: For those of you interested in helping out with Vacation Bible school  n

Steubenville: If you are interested in going contact Jordan.

Mission Trip: We are now accepting Mission Trip registration forms.  Our mission trip will be to the Omaha Reservation to do Vacation Bible School and help out with a few other projects.  We will be going with St. Roberts, St. Pats, St. Leo/Pius,  and St. Vincent’s.  Those registration forms can be found online under the link section on the Youth Ministry page.

CLI: Christian Leadership Institute will be held August 3 – August 6.  It is a camp to further the youths growth in leadership in hopes that they will bring it back to their parish and schools.  CLI is open to those currently in high school.  If you are interested contact Jordan for more details.

This summer we will be doing Alpha Youth.

A Challenge to Everyone..

This Lenten season I am challenging the youth to think about someone else other than themselves.  Some of the things we have talked about are simply smiling at someone passing by, holding a door open, sending a friendly note, or doing some other sort of service for someone else.  I would like to encourage you to try to do the same for the remainder of Lent.  🙂

I decided to partake in this challenge as well; so far I have found this to be one of the easier challenges that I have given the youth to do over the course of this year.  While babysitting the other day I was asked by one of the kids what I gave up for Lent, my response was that I wasn’t giving up anything but that I was going to take time to do more things for others.  I was told “you can’t do that; you have to give something up.”  While giving something up for the duration of Lent would be easy I wanted something that was going to challenge me every day!  I think many kids are so stuck in that mind set of you have to always give something up for Lent and that is the only option available.  This was why my challenge for the Youth Group members was going to challenge them in a different way.

So many times has it been thrown in my face that Millennial’s and younger generations are going to be the end of us.. But why? Maybe it’s because we aren’t taking enough time to develop these youth, our future, into the exceptional human beings God has made them to be.  Or maybe it’s because they have to learn things for themselves.  I don’t have kids now but being a Millennial I am sick of the bad street cred we are all given, due to the actions of few, and would like to change the older generations mind about those youngsters.  I want to take these superb youth of our parish and help become the exceptional human beings I know they can all be.  Next time you see someone in a younger generation stop and say something nice or positive to them so they have the hope that they need to better our country, because they are our future.  Let’s be positive and show these youth that they can break free from the stereotypes they have been given.

We are doing a Youth Group service project that we are hoping to get our whole parish involved in.  This is something that the kids are excited about and I wanted to share that with you all in ho0pes that you would be willing to lend a hand or even some words of advice.  I would love it if you all to help this younger generation learn what it is like to be a good person who thinks of others, not just because of a challenge but because they want to be a better person.  They want to be a role model for younger children to look up to.  I am hoping you all will join me on this journey to help make the youth of this parish the sons and daughters of Christ they were born to be.

In the spirit of service, I am so happy to announce that the Medical Mission is back on! Please join us at St. Robert’s on Sunday, March 12, from 3-6 p.m. to help out these wonderful doctors. We will be packing medicine for the doctors to take to Sudan. Come for an hour or stay the whole time! This is such a great service opportunity for the whole family!

Please contact Debbie Marcil at or Jordan Moser at if you have any questions. We hope you can join us!