High School Faith Formation




Confirmation, a sacrament of initiation, is where a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit strengthens the faith journey begun at Baptism. This same spirit enables the young person to live their faith seriously and share their special talents in service to the broader community.

Confirmation Schedule

Confirmation Guidebook

Contact Emily Wenner at emilyw@st-gerard.org with any questions.

Youth Ministry

The purpose of youth ministry at Saint Gerard's is to offer opportunities for our young people to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Visit the St. Gerard Youth Ministry webpage for more information.

Contact Emily Wenner at emilyw@st-gerard.org with any questions.

Camera  Read a "snapshot" of our Youth Ministry Opportunities:

Life Night:

High School Youth Group
Open to students in grades 9-12. Meets one Sunday a month from 7:30-9:00pm in the youth room. This year we will be focusing on how to apply your faith to everyday life and connect it to the things you are interested in and passionate about. Snacks provided­čśŐ
Elevate: Middle School Youth Group Open to students in grades 6-8. Meets the last Wednesday of the month from 7:15-8:15pm in the youth room. Offers middle school students opportunities to grow in their relationship with God, meet new people, explore liturgical seasons and other faith related topics, play games and participate in activities related to the topic, and have fun. Snacks provided­čśŐ
Stretch Open to students in grades 6-12, usually offered over school breaks. Details posted on the youth ministry webpage. Stretch students have the opportunity to start their day with Mass, participate in a service project and finish the day with a fun social event.
High School Mission Trip Open to students in grades 9-12. Stay posted for details on CHWC 2018! We will travel to Catholic HEART Workcamp for a week of serving others, growing in faith, and building community. For more information visit the youth ministry webpage.
Winterblast Winterblast is an opportunity for 6th-8th graders to join hundreds of youth from other local parishes for a lock-in. Winterblast 2017 is Friday, December 15th-Saturday, December 16th. The evening will begin with Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Brooklyn Park, followed by the lock-in at the Maple Grove Community Center. We will enjoy an entire night of inflatables, pizza, skating, swimming, dancing, laughing, and praising God.
Youth Ministry Volunteers A group of adults and high school students who help run the ministries listed above. These adults and high school students help make all these ministries possible. They accept a leadership role and commit to helping with middle school or high school events, building relationships with the students, and being a faith-filled role model.
Treats for Teens We are looking for 1 or 2 people each time the monthly youth groups meet to bring in snacks for the teens to enjoy. Sign up in the gathering space on the Faith Formation Bulletin Board or contact Emily Wenner at emilyw@st-gerard.org. to get involved!