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How was the name 'Grounded' chosen? Grounded, established in 2023, comes from 2 Corinthians 1:7 which says:
"Our hope for you is firmly grounded knowing that as you are partners in our sufferings, so also you are in our comfort."
Our Peer Ministers went through a rigorous discernment process with a variety of different names, theologies, scriptures, etc. After selecting Grounded as the new name for youth ministry, the Peer Ministry Team went into Church and asked for the Holy Spirit to guide them in selecting the scripture that would help us remain 'Grounded'. Following prayer the team reconvened in the conference room and unanimously selected 2 Corinthians 1:7 and it was in that moment where we all realized the hope of being Grounded in Christ means sharing in each others sufferings and in each others joy.
In our listening and in our research, we have found that young people are looking for community - especially a community in which they can openly share their faith, struggles, triumphs, sorrows and be supported regularly by their peers and adult leaders. Our goal is that young people will find that community at Grounded. Whether that be through small group (small faith communities), fellowship (activities), retreats, or service, we belief that these opportunities will keep young people 'Grounded' in their faith which will last a lifetime.
We are so glad that you are here! If you have any questions or would like more information about Grounded Youth Ministry, please contact Jason Prigge.
Join the Grounded Family
Help with snack, kitchen crew, hospitality, set-up / take down, join the Youth Ministry Team or become a small group leader!
It's the most wonderful time of the year, the third annual Waldo Hunt at Mall of America! Join us on Wednesday, December 27th as we look for Waldo at MOA while participating in a photo scavenger hunt. After the search, we'll have lunch at MOA and head to Feed My Starving Children in Eagan. Cost is $5 for transportation, everyone is responsible for their own lunch (either pack one or buy one at the MOA). Register ASAP for the most fun you can have over Winter Break! Contact Jason Prigge for questions or to help chaperone.
Jr. High Lock-In
A newer event for the Diocese. Typically falls the last weekend in January. The night begins with Mass followed by a lock-in at the St. Cloud YMCA. Activities include swimming, rock climbing, volleyball, open gym, movies, games, snacks and fellowship with other Jr. High students in the Diocese.
A Lenten retreat for Sr. High Students that takes place a week or two before Easter at Castaway - a Young Life Camp in Detroit Lakes. The retreat is from Friday morning - Sunday afternoon and features games, speaker, amazing music and food along with breakout sessions, coffeehouse, and various activities.