Steubenville Youth Conference!

Steubenville pre-registration is here!

Steubenville is for any current 8th-12th grade youth (anyone entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018 -OR- who will be a Class of 2018 High School Graduate.)

“In this way, the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.” 1 John 4:9

We live in a world where there are voices shouting at us from all sides, trying to tell us who we are and who we aren’t, who we should be and who we shouldn’t be. If we pay too much attention to these voices, it won’t be long before we forget our true identity altogether.

But amidst all the noise is our loving Father, who wants to make Himself known to us and speak the truth about who we are. God’s love is deeper and His plan for our lives is greater than anything the world has to offer – will we allow Him to reveal it to us?

This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will participate in 25 Steubenville Youth Conferences, and we want you to be one of them! Come experience the love of God in a new and more profound way. He has so much in store for you.

We have 2 great options this summer!  You can go with the archdiocese in July or join the Youth Ministry team in June to have a mini-mission trip also included with the conference.

The pre-registration forms are below.  Please fill them out and return them to Jordan at the Parish Office by the dates listed on each form. Registration happens for the Denver trip beginning January 16 and February 1st for the Archdiocese trip.  

Denver pre-registration form = June 19-24

Archdiocese pre-registration form = July 13-15

Please contact Jordan if you have any questions!!

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.

Transform Your World Evangelization Camp

 “Transform Your World Evangelization Camp” will be held this summer from July 8-13 at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school students (graduating classes 2018-2021) to be trained by some of the nation’s top evangelists and is aimed at teens who are ready for the “next step” on the path of discipleship.  This premier youth camp presented by Casting Nets Institute shows participants how to be effective evangelists and disciples that will be able to bring the Gospel to all they meet.

In order to make this opportunity more accessible, the Omaha Archdiocese will fund all of the registration fee except for a $95 deposit for any teen from the Archdiocese who attends.  This year, there is an early bird deadline of January 15th, as well as a final deadline of May 1st to apply. The camp is expected to fill (and probably will do so sooner this year because of the early bird registration), so interested students should apply sooner rather than later.

Participants must apply online at http://castingnetsinstitute.com/apply-now. If accepted, you will be asked to mail a deposit of $95 to the Casting Nets Institute.  Please note that students must coordinate their own transportation to and from the event.

To read more about this camp, please go to http://castingnetsinstitute.com/about.

Steubenville Youth Conference

Preparations are underway to take young people in currently in grades 8-12 to this summer’s 2018 Archdiocesan-sponsored Steubenville Conference trip.  We will be attending Week 1 of the Mid-America Conference on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO from July 13-15, 2018.

 

Cost breakdown and deadlines:
The cost of the trip is $300 per person and includes the conference registration fee, meals, and dorm housing during the conference, transportation, and group t-shirt.

The $50 non-refundable deposit is due with pre-registration by Wednesday, January 31st to reserve a spot for the trip this year.  Please note that the $50 non-refundable deposit cannot be refunded for any reason after February 1. The balance is due by April 15.   Click here for the pre-registration form.

To help with the cost of this trip, Mary Our Queen Youth Ministry will give a $50  grant to students who regularly attend youth group or are actively involved in other Mary Our Queen parish ministries (EMHC, Lector, Altar Server, Catechist, Choir, Ministry of Hospitality, etc.)

Scholarships
Please contact our Omaha hub coordinator for Archdiocesan scholarship information, Beth Carlson at bccarlson@archomaha.org.   The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 30th.

Additional scholarships are also available directly through the Steubenville Mid-America Conference.  As of December 5, the application is not yet available online.

Mary Our Queen Youth Ministry will also have a limited amount of scholarship money available for parishioners.  Contact Jordan Moser in the Youth Ministry Office at jemoser@archomaha.org.  The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 30.

Squires and Youth Group Trick-or-Treating for Cans!

With the holiday season quickly approaching we will be setting out to collect cans again for Operation Others.  Operation Others provides food assistance to families at Christmas and educates others about these families in our community without enough in order to encourage a preferential option for the poor.   The cans we collect will be taken to Prep to be sorted and boxed to pass out to families in need of a good holiday meal.   On October 29th, from 6:00-7:30 pm, our high school and middle schoolers will be out in the Prarie Lane neighborhood to collect non-perishable canned or dry food items.  If you won’t be home and wish to donate, feel free to leave them on your porch with a note or drop them off at the church in the box labeled OO Trick-or-Treating for Cans.  Thank you in advance for the support!

MOQ Summer Youth Group

This summer for Youth Group we will be doing the Alpha Youth Film Series.  There are twelve episodes filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris, and Jerusalem, hosted by youth pastors Jason and Ben.  Alpha’s Youth Film Series explores timeless questions about faith, life and God for a new generation of teenagers in an engaging format.  Check out the trailer below!

Starting on Wednesday, May 31, we will be meeting in the Trinity Rooms for dinner at 6:00 pm.  Following dinner, we will be moving to the Future Sacristy to watch the video and discuss.  We will then enjoy desserts and games to end the night by 8:00 pm.

If you are interested in attending Youth Group this summer please contact Jordan at jemoser@archomaha.org.

 

National Catholic Youth Conference Meeting April 12!!

NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE:  Called

November 16-18, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN

The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones.  The schedule includes keynote addresses and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics.  There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.

Who can go to NCYC?    High school freshmen through seniors for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to attend NCYC.  All registrations must be facilitated by a parish or school youth minister, pastor, or volunteer serving as the designated group leader.

We will be meeting at St. Robert’s on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Community Room to discuss the conference in depth.  This will include price and payment options, schedule details, all registration information, and chaperone information.

If you have any questions please contact Jordan at jemoser@archomaha.org 🙂

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 jemoser@archomaha.org.

senior mass 2017