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.

Youth Group Meetings

 Our yearly calendar is categorized around our projects and events.
 
September - February: YG CORE
February - April: Service Learning
April - June: Vacation Bible School
June - July: YG Summer Nights
 
*All High School youth group meetings in Community Room from 7:30 - 9 p.m.*

Wednesday September 4th - Welcome Night!
All high school and friends welcome to kick off our youth group year! 

Wednesday September 11th - Advisor Gallery
Thanks to our young adult advisors, we are able to have a successful SRB-YG program! Test your knowledge and get to know them! 
 
Wednesday September 18th - Blind Meetings
Youth group is about building community with those that join us each and every week. Come meet your SRB-YG Pack and dive deeper into getting to know your peers!
 
Wednesday September 25th - Failed and Thriving?
 Even through failures, hard times, or rough obstacles there is still an opportunity to thrive. Let's learn from some of the best. 

Wednesday October 2nd - Who is that?
Do you ever feel like you might not be 100% authentically you? In today's society we are pressured to wear masks that make us wonder, "who is that?" 
 

Ministry Market

Middle School Youth Group is growing one step at a time! New programming for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be posted under the "Ministry Market" header, as well as our "Upcoming Opportunities" header. Each event will list specifically which grades can be involved! 

Outside the Religion Classroom is a bulletin board where the students can "shop" "seasonal" opportunities all year long to get involved in! Encourage them to take a look!

Sunday October 6th - FRIGHT NIGHT!
7th, 8th, and 9th graders are welcome to a Youth Group Halloween night with bonfires and haunted houses!
Cost includes; haunted attractions tickets, bonfire, dinner, and transportation!
Limited spots available! Must make payment to confirm registration.
Registration closes September 25th. 

Sunday October 6, 2019
4:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Roca Berry Farm (Roca, NE)
$35

Sign Up Here!

Upcoming Opportunities

Volleyball Tournament: PARISH SERVICE

We are looking for middle school and high school volunteers to help with our youth volleyball tournament. Proceeds from the tournament help support trips and programming for SRB-YG!

September 13th - 15th 

Please sign up here.

 

New High School Retreat - Lighthouse!

We are partnering with MOQ in a new high school overnight retreat for sophomores, juniors and seniors!

October 4th, 5th, and 6th!

Registration open - sign up here! Limited spots available. Deadline September 18th. 

Email Kate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information! 

 

FRIGHT NIGHT!
7th, 8th, and 9th graders are welcome to a Youth Group Halloween night with bonfires and haunted houses!

Cost includes; haunted attractions tickets, bonfire, dinner, and transportation! Limited spots available! Must make payment to confirm registration.

Registration closes September 25th. 

Sunday October 6, 2019
4:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Roca Berry Farm (Roca, NE)
$35

Sign Up Here!

 

Trunk or Treat Walthill: COMMUNITY SERVICE

We are looking for families to volunteer their time and  join us in a Halloween spirited afternoon of service in Walthill. We bring a safe trick-or treating experience for the kids in the community. Families drive up, decorate their car, pass our treats, and provide an activity or game for the kids to enjoy. This year we will be providing lunch! 

Sunday October 27th

Depart SRB at 11 a.m.

Event from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Please sign up here

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.

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.

Contact Information

Name Kate Vazquez
Email kvazquez@stroberts.com

 

Current E-Newsletter! 

 If your organization is looking for volunteers, please contact Kate Vazquez at 402-333-1959. 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