Youth Ministry

Hannah Kostecka, Youth Minister

[email protected]


30918 Rasmussen Road, PO Box 759

Pequot Lakes, MN  56472

Find updates on current events on:

Event Scholarship application - click HERE

Permission Form - click HERE

Religious Ed & Youth Ministry Calendar - See below


Financial Help:

Do you need financial help to pay for a portion of a retreat or an event?  As long as you (youth) are helping in some way at the church, you qualify for a scholarship.  Click here for an application.  Turn it in to Jenny.

Ideas for helping at the church: youth choir, altar serve, usher, reader, religious ed. teacher (you must be confirmed), children's chapel teacher (St. Chris),  help serve youth meals, help at church events, helper at VBS, serve coffee and donuts after Mass

Click HERE for a Built Upon a Rock Festival brochure!

Built Upon a Rock Festival is an outdoor Catholic concert in Duluth, MN.  It is a free event with free food and is open to the public.  The mission is to spread the love of Jesus Christ through music that rocks!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 ~ Make your hotel reservations now!!

Click HERE for a May calendar

Click HERE for an April Calendar!

Click HERE for the March calendar

St. Alice Church ~ Pequot Lakes

Fridays during Lent 5pm, Soup supper given by the Knights of Columbus 5:30pm

Click HERE for the February Youth Schedule

June 15-22, $650 (Fundraising opportunities available)

Travel with Fr. Mike, Peter Saeger, Mark Frohle, and Jenny to Denver, Colorado this summer.  We will leave Baxter on June 15 and drive part way, stay at a hotel and have a great time, and then resume our travels right to Denver.  We stay at the Ranum Middle School (with air conditioned assembly hall).  During our stay, we will have the opportunity to serve the community before returning to the school for afternoons and evenings of great talks, great music, great food, adoration, Mass, confession, and hanging out with everyone who shares our Catholic faith.  On the return trip, we drive part-way again and stay at a hotel.  We arrive back in Baxter by noon on June 22.


Join our youth choir at St. Alice & Our Lady of Lourdes.

Learn first hand about sacred music in the Mass - Latin and Gregorian chants, Traditional hymns, harmonies, etc...

Practices are right before the Mass and are not mandatory.


Click HERE for the January calendar

Nic Davison - Catholic youth minister, missionary, author, and speaker

St. Alice Church, January 9th - 6:30pm

Youth in grades 7-12 and families are invited!!

TOBIT January 11-13                                      

$155 if you register by Dec. 14th                                                
$175 after Dec. 14th

Register for TOBIT here -                                                                 

Click HERE for a November calendar!

Our visit to the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus religious sisters in Duluth.

October 31 * St. Alice Church ~

All Saints Party 3:30-5:30pm, All Saints Vigil Mass 6:00pm

Dress up as your favorite saint and come join our party.  Be ready to tell us a little summary of your saint.


Click HERE for an October calendar

St. Alice Church 3:30-5:30pm - October 11, October 25, November 8 & 15, December 6 & 20, Jan-May TBA

For ages 5 and up.  These Catholic clubs for boys and girls focus on virtue, the saints, and the bible in a fun atmosphere with friends doing crafts, playing games, and earning badges and medals for accomplishing Catholic goals.  We will meet at St. Alice on Thursdays twice a month from 4-5:30pm. 

Fr. Mike is meeting with teens and young adults for a study that will help students to personally meet Jesus and develop a more significant relationship with him.  Each student will receive a kit that includes a study guide, the Gospel of John, and a DVD set.   We will meet twice a month on Sunday evenings.  October 14 & 28, November 4 & 18, December 2 & 16, January TBA at 5:45pm.  Come for dinner at 5:00pm and Evening Prayer at 5:30pm. 

Click HERE for a September calendar

Camp Survive ~ Summer 2018

Click HERE for a August Calendar! 


VBS Week ~ Summer 2018

July 30 - August 3

Click HERE for a July Calendar!


Click HERE for our June Calendar!

3-8th Graders!  You are invited to a Year-End-Party at St. Alice Church right after school until 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 16th. 


You may still register for Camp Survive  for the waiting list.

For those who are finishing grades 6-7-8

Contact Jenny for scholarship opportunities! Click HERE for a scholarship application request.



Click HERE for the May Calendar

Sundays in Lent  **St. Alice Church**

Book Study with Fr. Mike starts at 5:30pm.  THANK YOU Fr. Mike!!! 

Social time 4pm and after the study as well.  Bring friends!

Click HERE for an April Calendar



Click HERE for a March calendar!




Fr. Mike's Italian Dinner is on March 10th.  If you need help with scholarship money for camps and retreats, please contact Jenny to sign-up to help.  We need servers, dish washers before and after, and a tear down crew. 

Deacon Mike Knuth came and gave a presentation to high school students on February 7th.  To start the night, our youth band led praise and worship music....Philip Kostecka-Guitar, Vivian Bueckers-Keys & Vocals, Mariah Oaks-Ukulele & Vocals, Emily & Olivia Birchem-Vocals.  Here is what we discussed:

1. Does God exist and how can you convince me?
2. God's plan is our happiness.  How do we know that happiness outside of God?
3.  Who is Jesus to you and what difference does it make.
4. Personal witness story.
5. The meaning of call and its purpose in God's big plan.




Children's Stations of the Cross 2018

Friday's during Lent ~ starting Feb. 16

5pm at Our Lady of Lourdes ~ Pine River

Soup Supper to follow (bring a dish to share)

*This is for children of all ages*

Mini-Mission trip to Basilica of St. Mary, Feed My Starving Children, & Grand Slam Family Fun

See the "Photos" tab for more pictures

TOBIT Retreat 2018


 Click HERE for a calendar.  Contact Jenny for details or check the bulletin.


The Living Rosary

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:00pm

Dinner & Social 5:30pm - The whole family is invited!

This is a regular class night, so all of the kids will be present and participating. 

The whole congregation is invited to pray with us. 

We will be meditating on the Joyful Mysteries in honor of the birth of Our Lord Jesus.



Living Nativity 2017 -  Nov. 24th, 4-7pm

Thank you Mike Burns and to all who participated!  We raised $400 for the food shelf.



Bowling with Fr. Mike and the Deacons!!  Nov. 17th, 2017  5-7pm.  Cost $15 includes shoes, games, pizza.  Please sign up by Monday Nov. 6th so we can decide which bowling alley to use.  There will be sign-up sheets on the youth boards, or you can email, text, or call Jenny.

The Youth of Our Lady of the Lakes parish will be serving a meal after Mass at each of the churches and everyone is invited.  Click here for more information. 


October 2017 Bonfires at St. Alice ~ Grades 7-12

Saturdays ~ 5:30pm dinner ~ 6:00-8:00pm bonfire

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of 3pm Confession and 4pm Mass

PLEASE RSVP Jenny 218-831-9811 or [email protected]

 St. Alice Fall Dinner - Oct. 8, 2017 4-7pm. 

Thank you to the 25 kids from all three churches that came and gave their time!!  You guys were awesome and we got many comments from happy customers.  Check out the "Photo's" tab to see pics. 

Living Rosary @ St. Alice Church on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

5:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Rosary



   Check out YDisciple on (Parish Code D66FDZ). 

YDisciple is the most significant and comprehensive platform for Catholic small group discipleship with teens in parishes today.  Featuring engaging video content built around USCCB guidelines for Adolescent Catechesis, accessible training for leaders, well-crafted discussion questions, resources for parents, and trench-tested methods.  YDisciple is a tool to grow small group discipleship with teens in our parish.  


 The middle level kids came together for a fun night of games, food, and a bonfire on August 23rd, 2017.  Thank you Mark Frohle and Mike Burns for making this happen!!


VBS - Summer 2017

End of VBS Week




Steubenville - Summer 2017


Youth Scholarship Form 

General Permission Form

Upcoming Youth Events

Please contact Jenny Oaks (218)831-9811 or [email protected]

 Valley Fair was SOOOOO much fun!!!  Hey Everyone, check out a photo album of the trip on the "Photos" tab. 


Apologetics Book Study with Fr. Mike

July 12, 19
August 2, 16, 23
Contact Jenny to sign-up:
(218)831-9811 Text or Call
[email protected]

Totus Tuus $25 ($65 Family Cap)

Look at the Totus Tuus photo album on the "Photos" tab.  The team did an awesome job, and the kids had a great week! Thank you Ben, Peter, Nicole, and Bridget.  You did an awesome job! 

 We were so excited to have the Totus Tuus team back at St. Christopher's Church again this year! 
Join us June 25-30, 2017  -  St. Christopher's Church
9:00am - 2:30pm  Grades 1-6
7:00pm - 9:00pm  Grades 7-12

     St. Christopher's Church
Vacation Bible School  $25 ($65 Family Cap)
July 24-28  ~  Nisswa 
Pre-k  -  6th Grade 
Join us Tuesday - Friday for Mass at 8:30am.  We will pray the rosary at 8:00am.
Join us at the Carnival on Wednesday evening 
Teen helpers needed!!!
Need help with the cost?  Get your Scholarship Application HERE

Camp Survive $255          Big Sandy Camp - 52511 185th Place, McGregor MN 55760
August 7-11
Grades 6-8th
Register on
Camp Survive is a 5-day junior high camp open to students who have completed grades 6, 7, or 8. Activities at camp include talks, music, daily Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, games, swimming, archery, laser tag, survival training, and more!!! The registration fee includes meals, a t-shirt, activities, and lodging.
Need help with the cost?  Get your Scholarship Application HERE

Our Lady of Lourdes
July 12
5th - 8th Grade
Dinner 5:30pm  Movie 6:30pm
St. Christopher's
August 23
5th - 8th Grade
Cook-out at 5:30pm