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).

Youth Group Registration

SUMMER 2018 Youth Group Schedule
June 3: Youth Group @ 7:00PM
June 24-28: Totus Tuus @ 7:00PM
July 8: Youth Group @ 7:00PM
July 21: Discernement Retreat
July 22: Youth Group @ 7:00PM
August 5: Youth Group @ 7:00PM
August 19: Youth Group @ 7:00PM

Thursdays @ 3:30PM: Scripture Study

 

Totus Tuus - Totally Yours

TOTUS TUUS- "TOTALLY YOURS" SUMMER FAITH PROGRAM

1-6th GRADE: MONDAY, JUNE 25- FRIDAY, JUNE 29 @ 9:00AM-2:30PM

@ Xavier School Auditorium, Dyersville


7-12th GRADE: SUNDAY, JUNE 24-THURSDAY, JUNE 28 @ 7:00PM- 9:00PM

@ Xavier Rectory, Dyersville

Register Here: 2018 Totus Tuus Registration

WHAT IS TOTUS TUUS?

The Totus Tuus parish summer catechetical program, a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth in the 1st through 12th grades, is dedicated to proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic worship.

Totus Tuus seeks to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by challenging them to give themselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of Her.

The Totus Tuus program has divided the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church into a six year cycle. Additionally, each summer is dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary. In 2017, Totus Tuus will cover the Mystery of Salvation and the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

Contact Chelsea Evett
563-875-7325 ext. 233
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Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Minister

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.

Steubenville Youth Conference

STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE

JULY 27-29 @ ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, ST. PAUL, MN

 

REGISTER HERE:  pdf Steubenville Teen Registration 2018 (562 KB)

Each summer, students from the Spires of Faith Cluster take a weekend trip to an area Steubenville Youth Conference.  It is an awesome opportunity to grow in our relationship with Christ, and in our identity as members of a truly catholic Church.

The conference weekend is about growing in our understanding on the gifts given to us at Baptism and sealed within us at Confirmation. It’s about hearing dynamic speakers instruct and challenge teens in prayer, chastity, service, and the power of the sacraments. Teens will discover that Christianity is not something that is just for the weak and timid; it is not a crutch; and it is not boring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Chelsea Evett
563-875-7325 ext. 233
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Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Minister

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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