New opportunities:

Bible Quizzing for youth in Grades 7-12 in 2019-20 – Memorize scripture and make friends! For more information, email leah.perrault@gmail.com

Challenge Catholic Girls Youth Program – Resumes in mid-September and runs throughout the school year, held Friday nights at Our Lady of Lourdes, 12th Street and Wiggins Avenue, Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Challenge is a Catholic Youth Ministry program for girls in Grades 3-12 to grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, friendship with Christ, and make a difference and positive impact on their families, friends and in the world around them. Girls meet Friday nights at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish  from 6:30pm-8pm and at other scheduled times for mission and outreach.  There will be an in-person registration night held Sept. 20 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes or online registration. Deadline to register is September 20. If the cost of registration is a problem for any family or if you have any questions about Challenge or the registration process, please contact Erin Hickey at skchallengegirls@gmail.com or (306)716-2062

Conquest Catholic Boys Youth Program – For boys in Grades 3 to 8, Conquest esumes in mid-September and runs throughout the school year, held Friday nights at Georges Vanier Catholic School, 820 Wilson Crescent, Saskatoon. Registration is required. Contact Andrew Novecosky 306-241-0214.

Check your local parish about opportunities and programs for youthLIST OF PARISHES.

Faith-based summer camps:

Blackstrap Youth Camp (BYC), south of Saskatoon, allows youth to experience God in nature and to grow in their faith. Campers at BYC experience outdoor activities like paddle-boarding, canoeing, archery, and classic camping experiences such as tenting, fire-making, or roasting marshmallows. BYC offers four different week-long programs that run Sunday to Friday throughout July for elementary school children aged 8 – 14.  Campers stay in gender specific and age appropriate dorms which are led by two counselors, who will work with and lead campers through various camp games and activities, as well as guide campers on their faith journey. BYC is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. For more information or to register, visit the website: www.blackstrapyouthcamp.org

St. Michael’s Summer Camps 2019 at Madge Lake, SK  is a Ukrainian Catholic Youth Camp for all to enjoy.  We have a variety of camping programs for youths, teens, and families.  Kids return summer after summer to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. Visit the website for more information at: www.stmichaelscamp.com or to complete the online registration go to: REGISTRATION

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Camp east of Saskatoon has 160 acers of hiking trails, sporting fields, a natural spring filled pool, a memorial Church, the location of the original Hafford Hall, the brand new playground, and camp facilities that include a kitchen, bathroom/showers and cabins. Camp days this year are July 19-28. Camper registration can be found at  www.stvolodymyrcamp.com

St John Bosco Wilderness Camp – learn more at https://johnboscocamp.com

Camp Lemieux – Located in southern Saskatchewan, Camp Lemieux has a balance of fun, recreation, and solid Catholic teachings: www.camplemieux.com

 

More information on programs and resources will be coming soon!

Contact the Youth Ministry Office at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (306) 242-1500 if you have questions about youth ministry for those in Grades 6-9.

Previous events:

A two-day junior youth retreat was recently organized by the parishes of St. Anne and Holy Family, held at the cathedral in Saskatoon.

Conquest Catholic Boys’ Club and Challenge Catholic Girls’ Club are among ministries to youth offered by groups in our diocese, helping boys and girls grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, friendship with Christ, and make a difference and positive impact on their families, friends and in the world around them. Weekly meetings run from September to April. Challenge, for girls in grades 2+, meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Conquest, for boys in grades 3+, meets at George Vanier School. Please contact Corinne Kirkpatrick for Challenge at 306-229-1062 or  corinnegk@sasktel.net  or Gerald Lashyn for Conquest at 306-222-1106 or bjlash@sasktel.net

Bishop’s Cup Basketball

This annual event involves youth Grades 6 and up playing basketball against our bishop and members of the clergy. Watch for the next Bishop’s Cup!