We are committed to providing high quality faith formation in the Roman Catholic tradition while honoring the values and experiences of our teens.
We believe that faith is a gift from God that is continually being informed through catechesis and life experiences. We seek to provide an environment where each middle school student, regardless of his/her background, can engage in a search for meaning and purpose in their life. Each teen will be welcomed and encouraged to search within themselves for the many gifts that God has freely given them: blessings which belong not only to them but are meant to be shared with all of God’s people.
Wednesday Nights 6:30-7:45pm
We’ll meet as a large group and have fun because having fun opens doors for relationships to go deeper! Plus, God created us to have fun! We’ll also learn together. We’ll hear the story of God – past, present and future – learn about the Catholic tradition, spiritual practices and other tools to help our faiths grow. We’ll end each night in small groups. This will be a place for open conversation, questions to be asked as well as a place where students can feel known.
Catholic Youth Camp
August 6-11, 2017
For current 5th-8th graders
This summer, we’re going to camp! St. Ed’s students (currently in grades 5-8) will join campers from all over Minnesota for a week of cabin living, swimming, games, worship and so much more. The group will be heading to McGregor, MN for Catholic Youth Camp (CYC).
Register: For the week of August 6-11. Important: Note that your student is from St. Edward’s Church. Deadline: April 30th is the registration deadline. Deposit: There is a required $100 deposit (see costs below). Notify: Email Nicole to let her know your student is signed up!
The total cost for camp is $450. A $100 deposit is required at sign up and St. Ed’s is offering discounts! $100 Savings: Sign up by March 15 and we’ll contribute $100 to the cost. $50 Savings: Sign up by April 30 and we’ll contribute $50 to the cost. Note: Please contact Nicole if cost is a prohibitive concern.
Accommodations & Supervision
Nicole and Patrick Smalley will be attending camp for the whole week along with campers, and any campers from St. Ed’s (of the same gender) will be placed in the same cabins.
“I have been passionate about youth ministry since I was a volunteer back in high school. I served on the youth ministry staff for 9 years at the church where I grew up. I focus primarily on working with preteens and I especially love taking students to retreats and camps. I graduated from Bethel University in 2010 with a degree in social work and in 2013 completed Youth Leadership’s youth ministry certification program. Some things I love to do include spending time with my husband who is teaching me to be outdoorsy, DIY projects inspired by Pinterest and Puzzle Rooms. Patrick and I met through our youth ministry jobs and to now be able to “professionally” do ministry together really is an answer to prayer and we are grateful!”
Help us win back the GOLDEN BROOM! This Sunday from 1-4pm at Tarnhill Park. The Fourth Annual Bloomington Winter Games, a broom-ball tournament against the other Bloomington churches.
Register by TOMORROW on our website or at: http://ow.ly/yMsn308MKkb