Our Youth Ministry Program is an extension of our Journey of Faith Program. What our young people learn throughout their years of Faith Formation helps to build their foundation of Faith and is so important in forming them into the person God intends them to be. Youth Ministry takes what they have learned in Faith Formation and applies it to real life. We ask the questions; why is our Faith important; how do we live our Faith every day; and how do we put our Faith into action?


Faith is not only “taught,” but it is also “caught!” Youth Ministry gives our young people a variety of opportunities to “catch” their Faith. Sometimes our Faith can become overwhelming and confusing when just read about in a book, but once you have an opportunity to live it, and to experience it, and to truly put your Faith into action, is when it all starts to make sense. You can then understand the importance our Faith plays in our everyday lives and what a true gift our Faith really is.


We have four “Youth Groups” that meet at different times throughout the year, each having different opportunities for our young people to experience, to grow and to share their Faith together.  This week we will highlight the groups available for 9-12 graders. Next week’s column will highlight groups available for youth in grades 3-8.


Youth of Truth: Grades 9-12

— Meets on Wednesday nights from 8:00-9:30 pm alternating from Becker Youth Center and Big Lake Youth House. Opportunities besides the regular meetings:


Youth Leadership Team: Grades 11-12

— Meets once a month and is for those Youth interested in taking on more of a leadership role in  the Parish and the Diocese. Opportunities besides the regular meetings:


• Leading several U-JAM meetings throughout the year

• Leading several Youth of Truth meetings throughout the year

• Assisting in Leadership at our Diocesan Castaway Retreat


If you are in grades 9-12 and are interested in being part of Youth of Truth and/or Youth Leadership, please contact Doug Watercott at 320-241-3827.


U-JAM: Grades 6-8

—Meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm when there is no Journey of Faith and one Sunday a month alternating between Becker Youth Center and Big Lake Youth House.


Kids for Christ: Grades 3-5

—Meets on selected Wednesdays after school 7 times a year.

- Becker: 3:00-5:00 pm at the Becker Youth Center

- Big Lake: 4:00-5:30 pm at the Big Lake Youth House


If you are in grades 3-8 and are interested in being part of U-JAM or Kids for Christ, please contact Doug Watercott at 320-241-3827.





Our MIssion

We, the people of Mary of the Visitation parish,

are a Catholic community

bound together by the Word of God,

sacramental worship,

and the call to service



Our Motto

"See Christ In Others;

        Be Christ For Others!”

Our Vision

Through the proclamation of the Word of God

and embraced by the gifts of the Holy Spirit,

we seek to be welcoming,

to grow spiritually,

to see Christ’s presence in others,

and to offer our care and service to all.



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