Get Involved

The Youth Ministry program at St. Robert's offers a great variety of ways to get involved. From local service projects, to interactive meetings, to cultural immersion retreats, we have it all! All our events and programming offer great leadership opportunities through the parish, family, and community.

OH, the places SRB-Youth go!

SRB-Youth have continuously been doing good in the community, and not just through our parish! Youth in high school and young adults in college have ventured near and far to take on new experiences, serve different communities, and learn about new cultures. 

Our goal is to fill the map full of the exciting places our youth have traveled to to show our parish community all that our wonderful youth do! Please help us fill the map!

If you participated in a service trip, cultural immersion trip, or other activity that impacted a community while in high school or college please send us:

  • Name
  • Where you visited/experienced
  • Year of trip
  • Photo
  • Short description of what you did and why you went

These types of experiences can be but not limited to;  a mission trip, youth group trip, family trip, sending relief to a remote community, exchange program, and more! 

Please email details to Kate Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Requirements for trips, retreats, and special events

Youth group at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish offers a great variety of mission trips, retreats, and special events. This includes the Winnebago/Walthill Mission Trip, seasonal retreats/camps, NCYC, and more! All these opportunities do have various requirements that need to be completed in order to participate in the experience. The requirements are listed below, along with the reasoning behind each requirement:

1) Regularly participate in youth group meetings: Youth group allows high school students to get to know each other weekly through interactive activities. When venturing on other special excursions, we want to make sure all participants on the trip have a good friendship in order to promote a great experience. 

2) Participate in youth volunteer opportunities: Throughout the year, our youth group helps with various organizations and events at the parish. It is important that the youth of the parish give back through volunteer hours to the organizations that support our youth group mission and programs. This includes, but not limited to; the Volleyball Tournament, Knights of Columbus events, Golf Committee, Ladies's Guild events, and more!

3) Be involved with major youth group fundraisers and events: Throughout the year, the youth group hosts major fundraising events. It is important to participate in various events in order to participate in the special trips and retreats that the youth group hosts. These events allow our youth group to keep costs low for mission trips, retreats, and special events. This includes, but not limited to; yard/house clean up days, Vacation Bible School, Parent's Day Out, The Box Project, Lenten Pasta Dinner, and more!

All these listed above are requirements to participate in the special trips, retreats, and events that happen in youth group. All opportunities are advertised through our monthly e-newsletter and our website under the "Get Involved" tab. If you want more information, please reach out to Kate Vazquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Group Meetings

High School Youth Group: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Community Room

Wednesday November 29th - Pac-Man Riddles
     Jump into a life-sized game of Pac-Man! Of course there is a twist... 

Wednesday December 6th  -  No Stress Christmas Event
     Finals getting you down? Come join the youth group for a stress-free night of reflection and maybe a side of holiday cheer! 

Wednesday December 13th  - No Youth Group

Wednesday December 20th  - TBD.
     See Facebook for information

Wednesday December 27th  - TBD.
     See Facebook for information

Sunday January 7th - Walthill New Year's Party Event
     see "Upcoming Opportunities" 


December 2017 Opportunities

St. Nick at Night - Parish

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Family Advent Celebration ST. NICK AT NIGHT on Friday, December 1, 5:00-8:00 pm in the St. Robert Bellarmine Cafeteria.  The fun includes Ollie the Trolley Rides ($1.00 per child, $2 per adult), make your own Christmas crafts or gifts (most crafts for $1.00 or under) and a chili or hot dog/chips meal ($1.50 per meal).  Please bring a dozen cookies to share.  Donate a pair of socks for the needy and see St. Nick himself!  Please consider volunteering to donate a pot (gallon) of chili or signing up for a shift for yourself or your child (5th grade or above by clicking on this link:   

Ladies Guild - Golden Year Bake Sale - Parish Service

The Ladies Guild is celebrating their 50th anniversary. They are hosting a Golden Year Bake Sale December 2nd - 3rd after each mass. 
If you are interested in donating baked goods please drop off at the Mainelli Center on December 2nd between 10 am - 2 pm.
     Questions please contact -
     Cathy McGowan - 402-334-2593
     Jean Lund - 402-334-5833

Parent's Day Out! - Parish Service

Elves needed! If you are in 6th, 7th, 8th grade or high school, we need volunteers to help serve at our Parent's Day Out event. Lunch provided. 
     Saturday December 9th
     8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
     Sign up by December 1st - to be entered into a contest for a youth ministry prize! 
     * forms available in Youth Ministry Office and online! * 

Heart Ministry Center Cookie Drive - Community Service

If you enjoy baking cookies for the holidays, please consider donating some of your baked goods to the Heart Ministry Center Cookie Drive!  The Heart Ministry Center provides food, clothing, health care and a way forward to people severely affected by poverty in the Omaha area.  This December, they will provide food for more than 700 families and our goal is to provide a dozen homemade (or purchased) cookies baked with love for each family. 
We will be collecting cookies from December 10 through December 14.
Cookies can be dropped off at the St. Robert Bellarmine Church Parish Office at 120 & Pacific from December 11-14 or at the Shields’ House (12515 Harney Circle) from December 10 – 14.  Monetary donations are also accepted to assist in paying for packing supplies.  Thank you in advance for  your help!  Contact Joan Shields at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Walthill New Year's Celebration - Community Service

Walthill has been a part of our youth group's family for almost ten years. Join our youth group in hosting a a New Year's Celebration for the children of Walthill. We would like to start our day by attending mass at St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago before we start our celebration in Walthill. 

     Sunday January 7th

     10 a.m. Mass in Winnebago

     11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. New Year's Celebration

We will be having games, activities, and lunch. We will provide the activities/games and their instructions. We will also provide the main dish, if any one is interested in bringing a side, dessert, or drink. Please bring your family and friends and join us for a great afternoon spent in service and community! 

Sign up here! 

There will be an email that goes out a few days before the event with all details of the day.

Contact Kate Vazquez with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Information

Name Kate Vazquez
Phone 402-333-1959


If your organization is looking for volunteers, please contact Kate Vazquez at We will be happy to add your volunteer/service opportunity to our monthly e-newsletter. This communication is sent out a few days before the start of the new month. Please include the following in your email:

- Name of Organization

- Date and time of volunteer opportunity

- Number of volunteers needed

- Description of responsibilities

- Volunteer contact person and information