High School Youth MinistryThis annual retreat is designed for high schoolers and college students who want to really grow in their faith. It features a mix of games and prayer, talks and small group, collaborative activities and individual reflection. Our goal is for each leader or potential leader - whether they've led for years or are just starting to get more involved in their faith - to grow as leaders, to grow closer to their peers in our community, and to grow closer to God.
And we plan to have a blast along the way!Information on dates/times/locations will be posted before the next scheduled leaders' retreat. Registration for the Leaders' Retreat will open Spring 2020.Join us on Sundays for our 8-12th grade youth events, where we aim to "encounter Christ in worship & in each other." We focus on growing closer together as a community and on growing in faith, with fun games, engaging prayer experiences and live worship music, and authentic small group conversations.We model each Encounter Night after a mini-retreat experience. To start with fun and fellowship, dive into a message for the night and some meaningful prayer, and follow up on those experiences in consistent small groups, with teens that you'll bond with more and more over time. We know that our retreats are the most-loved events that we offer, and for good reason - there are aspects that really resonate on retreat in a way few things can.
But we're not content to just have those experiences every few months - we want to live a "Retreat Life" - one in which we support each other, grow together, and live our spirituality just as we would on a fantastic retreat. We see our Sunday night Encounters with Christ as a way to keep that retreat life going strong in between the big experiences. We hope you'll join us on a Sunday and that you -like so many others before- will encounter God in a meaningful way!
Day/Time: Sundays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Program Dates: Jan. 6, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 24, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 19
Location: Starts in the Courtyard (then uses the church too)
To Register: No Registration needed, and it's free! Open to 8th-12th gradersCheck out the huge teen Mass & event with over 1,000 teens each month!Lifeline is a huge teen Mass and event that draws over 1,000 people per event! There are excellent, youth-oriented homilies and fantastic music by Christian rock groups. Each month after Mass there is a keynote speaker, concert, or breakout sessions. The event is hosted by NET Ministries, and features students from dozens of parishes each month. St. Odilia organizes a group to travel to and attend the events most months - check below for details on registering and joining our group for the trip!
Day/Time: Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, from 4:30 to 10:00 PM
Open To: Youth in grades 8-12
Location: Event is at NET Center in West St. Paul. We provide transportation from St. Odilia
To Register: Click here (English) or here (Español) to register! Cost is $20. Space is extremely limited!