saint bonaventure​​

youth ministry

about our events


Friday night live (fnl)​​

Friday Night Live is a middle school youth night led by our high school/adult Core Team. These nights include dinner, games, teaching, and prayer. Friends are always welcome on these evenings. This event is collaborated with Nativity of Mary, so we alternate locations/times each month. Check calendar to see when/where the next fnl is at. 
​ ​​​​​​ steubenville youth conference   ​​​​

Stuebenville Youth Conference is an opportunity for 8th-12th grade teens to come together for a weekend to grow in fellowship, learn more about their faith, and have an encounter with Jesus Christ. We join thousands of other teens in July in Rochester, MN for this conference. 
    
Open youth room

Open youth room is a time for fellowship, fun, and games. We have video games, sports, board games, food, and more! We sell candy/pop during this time. These nights happen regularly on Wednesday evenings from
 4-6:20PM throughout the school year. Please check-in at St. Boni's youth room.
 
net lifeline

On the first Saturday of each month hundreds of Catholic teens join together for a night of great music, faith-filled celebration of Mass, and teen focused evening sessions. This event happens at the NET Center in West St. Paul. The bus departs from St. Bonaventure at 4:30PM and returns at 10PM. We offer a free pizza dinner at 4PM before departing.
Winterblast

Winter Blast is an all night lock-in event for middle school youth. We begin with Mass at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park and from there head to the Mapl Grove Community Center. This night includes dinner, swimming, a dance, hockey, ice skating, arcade games, Reconciliation, crazy hair and so much more!
guys night/ladies night

guys night/ladies night is our monthly high school men's & women's small groups. These evenings are about how to be stonger men/women of God & to encourage one another in our faith. ladies night is the women's group led by Gabby Swift in St. Boni's youth room. guys night is led by Joe abel (asistant Youth Minister).
core team

Core team is a group of high       school teens (8th-12th) & adults who come together  to serve others. We have monthly meetings & we help put with events for middle school like Saturday Night Alive, Winter Blast, & Extreme Faith Camp. Core Team is a chance to grow as a leader,    gain strong  friendships, and learn more about  your faith. 
Summer Stretch ​   ​​

Summer Stretch is a multiple day event in July where 6th-12th grade youth come together to do service in the morning, and fun activities in the afternoon. We do service like Feed My Starving Children or help nursing homes. After service in the morning, we go to places like Bunker Beach or Valley Fair. This is a great opportunity for young people to serve others & have fun!
    
the hunger

The Hunger is a social justice event that happens in March where students who are 8th-12th & adults are invited to a 24 hour fast while we fundrasie money for charities, serve others, hear dynamic talks, and pray.  
archdiocesan youth day

High school youth are invited to celebrate our Catholic Faith at the Archdiocesan Youth Day.  This event takes place at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. We will depart from St. Bonaventure at 12:15PM and return at 9:30PM. 
extreme faith camp

This is our week long middle school camp in June led by high school teens. There will be outdoor games, 
low ropes, archery, wrist rocket range, sports, swimming, canoeing, boating, doing crafts, fishing, rock climbing walls, and a giant water slide along with amazing speakers, awesome music,  daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration,  Confession and more!