High School Ministries

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For nearly 20 years, churches from across Minnesota have joined together to offer high school kids a great fall weekend retreat at Camp Castaway near Detroit Lakes. This long weekend retreat invites kids to consider a relationship with Christ, and encourages and inspires them to deepen that relationship – not to mention its loads of fun.

Come spend your MEA in prayer. Spend time in giant hot tubs and gaga ball pits. Spend time outside. Spend time with new and old friends. Spend time discussing faith and life.
Just come and spend time.

Sign-up before September 20 and
get the early-bird rate: $210!!

Faith Formation Registration

Faith Formation registration was due Wednesday, September 4. If you are interested in joining for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact your ministry director:

K-8 Faith Formation and Ministry: Jimmy Barnett
Grades 9-12 and Young Adult Ministry: Jaclyn Parell

St. Pat’s Senior High Programs 2019-20

(Confirmation takes place in 9th Grade – see confirmation page for more details.)

Information about all 10th-12th grade programs can be found below.  Please contact Jaclyn Parell at jparell@stpatrick-edina.org or 952-767-0943 for more information about programs or for help discerning which programs will work best for you.


Wednesdays 7:45-9:00 pm —10th – 12th Grade
Compass is St. Pat’s main senior high program. Speakers, small groups, and good good times!!  Compass nights will rotate between small group nights, speakers, and large group activities (broomball, bonfires, scavenger hunts, dinner nights, service projects, etc.).  All students in grades 10, 11, & 12 are welcome!  Friends are placed in small groups together and small groups are led by our dynamic young adult leadership team. Please note: if you want to be a Navigator leader in future years, you must actively participate in one full year of Compass.


Once a month on Wednesdays (+ mandatory training dates) 6:00-7:30 pm — 11th - 12th grade
**must be an
active participant in Compass, and have already completed one full year of Compass.
St. Pat's senior high Navigator leaders help provide an exciting, large group and relational based middle school faith program to our middle school students. Navigator nights will take place six times during the year (specific dates listed below).*  On these nights, the entire session will be led by high school students to bring fun, engaging faith messages and themes to middle school students. Navigator leaders are also encouraged to help plan Navigator Nights. Planning nights will take place the week before each Nav night. Signing up to be a Navigator Leader is big commitment, and is an important leadership role that we expect students to take seriously. Attendance policy and training are required.
*Navigator Dates: Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 13, Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8

Chapel Mass Dinners! NEW THIS YEAR!!

Following 5:00 pm Chapel Mass (~4 times a year)
Come and break bread after Mass! Open to all high schoolers 9th – 12th. Hosted by our Compass groups. Come and join high schoolers for faith, food and fellowship. Come for Chapel Mass – stay for dinner!

“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

Elementary Teachers

Wednesdays 4:45-6:00 pm — 10th – 12th grade
St. Pat's is in need of energetic, faith filled high school students to help teach Kindergarten-5th grade faith formation classes.  Come share your love of Christ and the Church with this fun-loving age group. Please consider helping with this life-giving ministry.  

 Contact Jimmy Barnett for more information at jbarnett@stpatrick-edina.org

Liturgical Ministries

Saturday/Sunday Masses:
Sat 5:15 pm, Sun 9:00 & 11:00 am, Sun Chapel Mass 5:00 pm — 10th-12th grade
High school students are strongly encouraged to volunteer in one of the following Mass ministries.  Training is provided. Volunteers are scheduled approximately once a month and can pick preferred Mass times. This is a wonderful way to become more involved at Mass.  
• Lector at Mass (reader)
• Usher at Mass (greet, pass collection baskets, distribute bulletins after Mass)
• Eucharistic Minister (distribute communion)

Questions? Please contact Jaclyn Parell at jparell@stpatrick-edina.org or 952-767-0943

2019-20 Calendar for Grades K-12
2019-20 Senior High Calendar

"Whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." Mt 10:39  2019

"Whoever loses their life for my sake will find it." Mt 10:39 2019