Youth Group

SPIRES OF FAITH YOUTH GROUP

The Spires of Faith Youth Group is for all High School Students in the Cluster!  We meet every other Sunday night from 7:00-8:30PM at the St. Francis Xavier Rectory (104 3rd St. SW, Dyersville).

The 2017 Youth Group Kick-Off is Sunday, September 10 from 7:00PM-8:30PM at the Xavier Rectory. Please register below by September 3rd to receive your FREE Youth Group t-shirt at the Kick-Off!

2017-18 Youth Group Registration

2017-18 Youth Group Schedule
September 10: Youth Group Kick-Off

September 24
October 8
October 22
November 5
November 19: No Youth Group.  NCYC Weekend
December 3
December 17: Christmas Party!
January 7
January 21
February 4
February 18
March 4
March 18
April 8
April 22
May 6
May 20

 

Youth Conferences

STEUBENVILLE NORTH YOUTH CONFERENCE 

Steubenville is about developing the gifts we receive at Baptism and are sealed at Confirmation. We will hear from dynamic Catholic speakers who will instruct and challenge us in prayer, chastity, service, and the power of the sacraments.

You will discover that Christianity is not for the weak and timid, and it is NOT boring! Your eyes will be opened to the gifts God has specifically given YOU. Get ready for your world to be turned upside down!

 

 

 

NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference)

NOVEMBER 16-19, 2017   INDIANAPOLIS, IN

The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones. More than 23,000 young people and their chaperones attended 2015 NCYC in Indianapolis.

Confirmation

Jesus poured out the Holy Spirit upon the apostles on Pentecost, strengthening them to go out and proclaim his works to the world. Like them, we are called to live as active, spirit-filled disciples of Jesus. In the Sacrament of Confirmation our bond with Jesus Christ and the Church is strengthened by the Holy Spirit. We open ourselves to cooperation with the ever-present Spirit in a life of ongoing conversion within the faith-filled community.

Students in their sophomore year of high school will participate in their year of intense preparation for confirmation. This is the second year of a two year process. The first year is completed through regular attendance at Faith Formation sessions on Wednesday nights or enrollment at Beckman Catholic High School. During the second year of preparation, there will be twelve hours of catechesis separate from the Faith Formation or religion classes held throughout the year taking place on Sunday mornings after 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. This entails reflective journaling, community service, a time of retreat, and a night of reflection with their sponsors. This will culminate in the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in late Spring. 

Contact Joan Steger
563-923-2082
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Confirmation Coordinator

One Sunday out of the month beginning in September
8:30 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, directly following class will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Xavier Auditorium, Dyersville, Ia.

Retreats

TEC

TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) is a three-day Catholic retreat experience for high school seniors... an age when young men and women are amid much change and are preparing to make important decisions that will give their lives definite direction - vocational, social, educational and spiritual.

A TEC weekend can be a great opportunity for real personal growth in a community of love and trust.

To learn more, see a schedule, or to register, click HERE.

Contact Fr. Dennis Conway, Associate Pastor
563-875-7325                                 
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Rosary Group

Rosary Group has impacted so many lives over the past 25 years; read the article below for more information on this awesome opportunity of prayer, fellowship, and spiritual growth:  

Contact Donna Huberty
563-875-7048
Lay Leader 

Wednesday Nights    7:00-9:30 p.m.    Donna's house, contact for address

Teens find fellowship, fun in weekly gatherings

By Will Cushman - Originally printed in the Dyersville Commercial

Every Wednesday evening since 1989, nearly without fail, a group of teenagers descends on the home of Donna and Ron Huberty, where they share food, laughs… and prayer?

Indeed, prayer is the center of the unlikely teenage get-together hosted weekly by Donna Huberty. The pizza slices and wisecracking are simply added bonuses, but they help make the otherwise devout gathering a thoroughly teenage affair.

Our Lady’s Youth Prayer Group celebrated its 25th anniversary at its Aug. 13 gathering at Huberty’s home in Dyersville.

“It is easy to feel at home at prayer group,” said Clare Kramer, a Beckman graduate currently beginning her junior year at the University of Minnesota. Kramer still attends the weekly meetings when she’s home on breaks.

Like many others before and since, Kramer said she first came to prayer group at the invitation of a friend. She said the discussions, which range from Catholic faith and family to normal teenage angst, helped her come out of her shy eighth grade shell.

“At first I was very shy,” Kramer said, adding that soon the welcoming atmosphere eased her fears.

Member Samantha Otto has had a similar experience.

“Even though I’m a newer member of prayer group, I’ve found myself smiling and not being able to stop while praying the rosary with my peers,” Otto said. “Although I’m not a verbal individual, the comfortable environment turns me into a chatterbox and suddenly I’m sharing stories and ideas while also adding intentions.”

Though the membership of Our Lady’s Youth Prayer Group ebbs and flows — over its 25 years there have been anywhere from three to 20 regular attendees — a core group has consisted mostly of Beckman High School students.

Current members described the group’s regular meetings as a welcome respite from the gadgetry and high school drama that typifies modern teenage life. Together the group prays the rosary, sings and poses questions about their faith. In so doing, members say normal social barriers are broken as they have the opportunity to learn from each other.

“It’s authentic,” member Jack Mescher said. Mescher admitted

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