Ignition: Young Men's Convention

The world needs men with the courage and the heart to stand up for Christ and to lead others to him.

Will you step up to the challenge?

Activities Include:

  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Daily Mass / Rosary
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Dynamic activities
  • Skiing at Devil's Head

Who: Young men 16 years and upCost: $100 checks payable to "LC Pastoral Services"

For more information, or to register, contact Joel Mishork at 708-846-5576 or

Teen Retreat

Gather your friends to enjoy a fun and relaxing over night retreat this summer! This retreat will be a time to take a break for a couple days: to have fun, meet new people, think about your life and your spirituality.

This retreat will be held at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center in Wildwood, MO (near Hidden Valley Ski Resort). It is an overnight event starting at 10 am Wednesday, July 19 and ending at 3 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2006. Our theme is _One Body: One Spirit_, and we have tons of games, discussions, indoor and outdoor activities, prayer time, and free time planned to make for a relaxing and enlightening couple days. This new retreat is for young people from in-coming Freshmen through Seniors of any high school or home school. Read more »

OYM Winter Retreat

Worried that you missed the dead line to sign up for the OYM winter retreat? Well there's still time. Register online at [][1]. We're brining in a great line up of guest speakers from St. Louis and beyond and a fabulous musician all the way from Nashville. It will be a great time for youth ministers, core team members, and young adults to come together and grow in faith. Hope you can make it!




Youth ministers, core members, young adults, and anyone who works with youth are invited to attend [Embrace]( - this year's OYM Winter Retreat. This is a great opportunity for you to be spiritually fed. The retreat will take place January 27-29, 2006 at Camp Rockyvine in Dutzow Missouri. Registration is open. A deposit of $30 will be due November 11, 2005. Your final payment of $140 will be due December 12, 2005. Hope to see you there!


Last Call!

Our winter retreat Unravel is rapidly approaching. The retreat is from January 14-16, 2005 in Dutzow, MO. Saint Paul's Outreach, from MN, will be hosting the retreat. This retreat is for Youth Ministers, Core Members, Volunteers, Campus Ministers, and anyone else who works with young people. There are still spots available, so if you are interested, please let us know or [register online]( before Monday morning at 8 am!


Register by Dec 10!

*By Jennifer Brinker*

"Unravel" a retreat for those who work in youth ministry, will be held in January.

Sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry, the retreat will take place Friday-Sunday, Jan. 14-16, at Catholic Camps of America, 166 Highway TT in Dutzow.

The retreat is open to youth ministers, core members, volunteers, campus ministers and anyone who works with young people, said Sister M. Consolata Crews, FSGM, acting director of the Youth Ministry Office.

"We wanted to provide an opportunity for people who work with youth to refresh themselves in the Lord — pray, relax, grow in fellowship," she said.

The retreat will be led by St. Paul’s Outreach, a retreat ministry from St. Paul, Minn. There also will be several speakers and time for prayer, eucharistic adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Hermann will be the main celebrant at a Mass on Sunday.

"Our goal is for youth ministers to meet the Lord and rejuvenate their own faith — so they can continue to minister to the people they serve each day," said Sister Consolata. "And it’s a way to say thank you to them." The cost of the retreat is $160, which includes food and lodging for the weekend. The deadline for registration is Friday, Dec. 10.

For more information, call the archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry at (314) 633-2500 or visit the Web site [](

*Reprinted with permission from the [St. Louis Review](*