Youth Grades 6-12

Extreme Faith Camp

When: July 29th-August 2nd, 2024
Where: Trinity Woods Camps in Trego Wisconsin (formerly Heartwood Resort)
Who: Our parish community! Current 5th-8th graders attend as campers. Current 9th-12th graders attend as leaders. Adults participate as leaders and chaperones.
What: High adventure activities, lake time, Mass, prayer experiences, messages of God’s love and so much more!
Cost
– Before Feb 1st $525
– Before Mar 1st $550
– Before April 1st $575
– Before May 1st $600
– Before July 1st $625

Current 5th-8th Grade Campers

Registration for campers is now open. Scholarships are available. See below. For, now please make a deposit of $100.

Camper Registration (5th-8th)

Current 9th-12th Grade Leaders

Applications for prayer team and extreme team will be released soon.

Adult Leaders

If you are interested in going as an adult leader please fill out this interest form and Sarah will connect with you.

Interest Form

Contact Sarah with questions at wilders@stjohnnyb.org.

NEW Merit-Based Scholarships!

New this year, students can apply for a variety of scholarships based on their parish involvement as altar servers, liturgical ministers, serving at parish events, and participating in bible studies and discipleship groups. Each student may apply for multiple scholarships using one application. There is no limit to the amount of money that a student can be awarded. Applications will open on May 1st and are due on June 1st and will be based on the previous program year from June-May. For now, you can make a deposit of $100 per camper and follow up with the scholarship application later. Open the pdf to read a description of each scholarship. We encourage you to set goals with your child to earn a variety of scholarships over the course of this year. 

Step 1: Read the scholarships and identify which ones your child may be able to qualify for.
Step 2: Set goals with your child to achieve the requirements.
Step 3: In May apply for as many scholarships as you qualify for.
Step 4: By July 1st, pay the remaining balance.

SJB Youth Ministry Scholarships 2023-2024

Last Year’s Recap Video


Middle School Opportunities

(Grades 6th-8th)

Wednesday Night Bible Study – Encounter the Story in Scripture

Our Middle School Formation program is growing and developing! We want this program to be a space where your child belongs and is built up in their Catholic faith and Catholic community! Your child will grow in their relationship with God, their familiarity with the scriptures, and their relationship with other faith-filled middle schoolers. Over three years, students will develop a firm foundation of faith to carry with them into high school and beyond. Incoming 6th graders will study the Old Testament. 7th and 8th graders will encounter the person of Jesus through the gospels. The program features a weekly scripture study, prayer, and a competition for the kingdom cup. The scripture study we will be following will be the Great Adventure Bible Timeline (modified by Sarah for middle schoolers). Not sure if you want to register? Come check it out first. Scholarships are available for students.

Program Components

Weekly Bible Study in Small Groups – Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm

Each group will have focused content that will challenge them to grow in their faith.

Monthly Parent Session – 1st Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm

Parents will be in small groups for discussion and large group for a presentation.

Cost $95 

Middle School Formation Calendar 2023-24

Register for 2023-2024

Contact Sarah with questions at wilders@stjohnnyb.org.

 

Middle School Youth Group

Come join our middle school community on the 3rd Friday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm. The evening will include games, snacks, messages, and prayer. This is an opportunity for our middle schoolers to gather to grow in faith and fellowship with one another. No registration is necessary.

Schedule:
January 26th, 2024
February 23rd, 2024
March 22nd, 2024
April 12th, 2024
May 17th, 2024


High School Opportunities (Grades 9-12)
Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Registration 

Confirmation 2023-2024 Registration is now open for those in grades 9th—12th! 

Here at SJB, our Confirmation Preparation is a 1-year, weekly, small group-based program including an off-site weekend retreat. Small Groups meet onsite on Sunday evenings dinner is provided at 6:30 pm and the program will run from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Program fee is $120 (price does not include the retreat). Registration will close soon.

Contact Sarah Wilder with any questions at wilders@stjohnnyb.org.

Confirmation Preparation Calendar 2023-2024

 
High School Youth Ministry

St. John’s High School Youth Ministry includes weekly discipleship groups with monthly large group events. Discipleship groups are for students in 10th-12th grade who are interested in going deeper in their faith with other students and mentors. In you are interested in joining fill out the following interest form!

Interest Form

The monthly large group events are open to any 9th-12th grader. See the graphic for more information.

 

High School Youth Ministry Calendar 2023-2024

 
Discipleship Groups

Contact Sarah if you or your high school student is interested in joining a discipleship small group to meet weekly to grow in their faith. wilders@stjohnnyb.org


Want to get on our email list?

We send out a weekly communication every Monday with an overview of our many programs and events. Send your contact information to wilders@stjohnnyb.org and we can add you!


Youth Ministry Communication Policy – updated 10.2.23

In accordance with Archdiocese communication policies, Youth Ministry now has a direct number! This number allows volunteers, parents, and teens 14 years and older to communicate directly with youth ministry staff. The Youth Ministry # is monitored by Jim Martin, our Director of Community Life and our Safe Environment Coordinator to ensure its proper use. For the purposes of our policies, direct messaging this number is not considered a private message because it is monitored by St. John’s staff. Therefore, high school youth may directly text the youth ministry number with a question about youth group, meeting locations and times, or a question of faith. For the full policy, see the attached document.

Youth Ministry Communications Policy 10.2.23