All Programs, Youth Ministry Overview

Welcome to Youth Ministry! As an apostalate within the Office of Family Life and Evangelization, the Office of Youth Ministry coordinates programs and events for Catholic students and young adults. Under the direction of Fr. Sean Kilcawley, with Director of Youth Ministry Jeff Schinstock, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Youth Ministry Assistant Sarah Braunsroth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information or to register for any event, go to the link below or contact the Family Life Office at 402-488-2040.

Catholic Scouting: Awards scouting emblems to Boy Scouts and adult leaders, oversees the annual religious awards ceremony, religious emblem training, retreats, and pilgrimages.

Chastity Education Programs: Mother-Daughters and Father-Sons programs for pre-teens explore God's special gift of human sexuality and fertility. Programs also available for schools or CCD programs.

Diocesan Canoe Trip: Each summer there are several three-day Canoe Trips down the Niobrara River, open to high school youth (incoming seniors, juniors and sophomores) and college students. The adventure includes Mass, confessions and a nightly campfire.

Girls Religious Awards: All girls, ages 7-18 involved with Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Catholic Daughters and Schoenstatt are invited to participate in the religious awards program.

National March for Life: Stand up for the right to life in your nation’s capitol! The March for Life is held each year on January 22. For sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school interested in participating in the National March for Life and touring Washington D.C.

QUEST: A two-day retreat for freshmen and sophomores that focuses on love of God, love of others, and love of self. It is a great way to enhance the faith of our youth and meet great people.

Retreat Team: One-day retreats are available for parishes and schools during the school year for Junior High Students, led by trained students from Pius X High School.

Steubenville High School Youth Conference: Annual summer trip to a weekend conference for High School Youth to stand firm in their faith, know Jesus Christ, and show that faith to the world.

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC): TEC is a three-day retreat for high school juniors-seniors and college freshman-sophomores that focuses on the Paschal Mystery. A great chance to learn more about having a relationship with God and others through talks, discussions, activities and prayer.

Totus Tuus: A summer Catholic catechetical program host by parishes in which four trained college students and seminarians present a week-long parish camp of prayer, music, scripture and catechism for the 1st-12th grade students.

World Youth Day: An international pilgrimage of hundreds of thousands of Catholic youth between the ages of 16 and 35 from all over the world for prayer, catechesis, visiting shrines and Mass with the Holy Father.

Summer Camp

Camp Kateri Tekakwitha: Catholic Camp for youth and families near McCool Junction. Hosts retreats, parish groups, and family events including the Leadership Camp and SKY Camp.
SKY Camp Summer religious camp for youth in 6th-9th grades. Events include daily Mass, prayer time, faith education, and recreational activities.
Leadership Camp Week-long Catholic summer camp for boys entering 6th-9th grades, filled with activities, worship, talks, sports, and life-changing experiences.
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