Middle School Youth Group:  Grades 5-8  - Tuesdays 7 - 8:30pm

Mission:

The goal of the youth groups is to provide the youth of the parish a fun faith-filled environment that will help each person grow in their relationship with God.  We meet every week, year round in the youth room and focus in on the areas of catechesis, spirituality, social justice, and building community.  We also offer many retreat opportunities and social activities to keep the youth busy such as Search, Legendary Lodge, Bible study, worship nights, book club, ski trips, broom hockey, rafting, folf, camping, caving, lock-ins, and much much more!  Don’t miss out and if you have any questions please contact Brian Shea at brians@stbernardblgs.org.

September 14 - Opening Night - We will kick off the new youth group year with prayer, 9 Square, a S’mores bar, and much more. Feel free to invite a friend as all are welcome!

September 21 - Community - This week we’ll discuss the importance of community and loving our neighbor. We will have a lot of different team games and ice breakers for our activity. S

September 28 - Church Night - Tonight we will talk about how the Church is organized and run. Our games for the week are Move Your Seat and Train Wreck.

October 5 - Mary and the Saints - Join us as we learn more about Mary and the saints. We will also be playing Capture the Flag this week.

October 12 - Corn Maize - This week we are going to the Corn Maize for a night of fun. We will meet at the church at 6:30pm if you want to carpool down with us or you can meet us at the Corn Maize at 7:00pm. We will leave the Corn Maize at 8:30pm and be back to the church by 9pm for pickup. The cost is $8 and make sure you wear warm clothes.

October 19 - Current Events - Come join us this week as we will be looking at several different current events and discussing how we can bring our faith to these situations. We will be having an indoor kickball tournament for our game.

October 26 - Fear Factor - Don’t miss out on this youth group favorite as we will be playing Fear Factor games and talking about putting our trust in God.

November 2 - Baptism and Who Am I - This week we will be talking about Baptism and who God has created us to be. Our game this week will be Gaga Ball.

November 9 - Worship Night - Tonight we will have a relaxing night of song, prayer, and Name That Tune!

November 12-15 (Friday 8pm to Sunday 10:30am) - Middle School Retreat - Don’t miss out on this amazing retreat experience here at St. Bernard’s Church. The cost is $40 and the deadline to register is November 4.

November 16 - Ultimate Bingo - This week we will be having a short prayer service on being thankful and then playing Ultimate Bingo for the rest of the night. There will be plenty of snacks and prizes for the winners.

November 23 - No Youth Group - I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and we will see you next week!

November 30 - Advent - Tonight we will be talking about the importance of Advent and preparing for Christ. Our game this week will be a mixture of dodgeball games.

December 7 - Confirmation and the Holy Spirit - This week we will discuss Confirmation and the Holy Spirit. We will also have a lot of different balloon games that we will be playing throughout the night.

December 14 - Christmas Party - Join us as we learn about and celebrate Christmas with lots of games. Please bring a wrapped Christmas gift and wear your best ugly Christmas sweater (prize for the winner). These are gag gifts so you don’t need to spend any money on your gift.

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After December 14, we will be taking a break for the Christmas season and will start up youth group again on January 11. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 259-4350 or email me at brians@stbernardblgs.org. Also, youth and parents can join our weekly email by emailing me at brians@stbernardblgs.org. You can also join our Middle School Remind texts. To receive texts about what is going on in youth group text @fbf29h to the number 81010.