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Get to Know Us

Get to Know Us!

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.

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Jr. High

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Nights feature snack, music, games, youth testimonies, skits, speaker, small group discussions, and
large group activities.


Sr. High

2nd Sunday & 3rd Wednesday

Nights feature dinner, speaker, dessert, small group discussions and large group activities.



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!


Upcoming Events

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Your Way!

At Grounded, we know young people and their families are busy. That's why we try to make it simple for young people to never miss an opportunity again.

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Are you currently in grades 6-8? If so, you automatically qualify for SummerFestival Camp! Come experience God’s love for you through energizing games, talks, life-changing conversations, music and of course lots more. 
Dates for SummerFest are Sunday, July 14th - Wednesday, July 17th at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. Cost of camp is $270 - fundraising is available. 

Hurry, spots will go quickly. Use the form below to register. Forms and a $75 deposit are due Wednesday, April 3rd.

Questions? Contact Jason Prigge or Scott Frieler!

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Upcoming Events

Medical Forms

All events off campus require a permission form specific to the event along with a recently completed medical form. Medical forms will be kept on record for an entire year barring any changes or updates for your young person.


Diocesan Opportunities

Diocesan Opportunities

Sr. High Youth Day

Typically the last Sunday in October. Day features keynote speaker, music games, Mass with Bishop, food and fellowship with other Sr. High students in the Diocese.


National Catholic Youth Conference

Takes place every other year on the odd year in Indianapolis, Indiana. Conference is 5 days in the middle of November. Conference has main stage keynotes, house band, breakout sessions, Sacramental opportunities (including Mass), and a ton of awesome activities!


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.


Contact Us

Contact us!

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Jason Prigge
Youth Minister

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