Summer Opportunities for MSCREW

What is Summer Stretch? 
Note: Due to several requests, Summer Stretch is now open to incoming 9th graders as well!

MS Crew Summer Stretch is a great opportunity for incoming 6th-9th graders to grow in friendship with Christ and each other as they serve others! Each Wednesday from July 11-August 1 we will start our mornings with prayer and reflection, followed by a service experience focused on one of the Catholic Social Teachings. After lunch, we will participate in a fun activity together. On our last Wednesday together (August 8) we will begin the day with prayer and then head to Valley Fair! Each Summer Stretch day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.  Each Wednesday, we will meet at HNOJ at 8:30 a.m., then bus to and from our service site and activity, returning to HNOJ by 4:30 p.m. 

Click here for a flyer outlining our service sites and afternoon activity schedule. 

Registration Details:
Visit the Parish Office or click here for registration forms. Middle schoolers can sign up for any or all of these activities, but we do require middle schoolers to attend at least one Summer Stretch day in addition to coming with us to Valley Fair. 

Cost: $25/day (July 11, 18, 25, and Aug. 1); $40 for Aug. 8
Package Deal: $125 for all 5 days (Save $15!)

High school leaders (entering grades 10-12), click here for registration.

Does your middle schooler want to take a step deeper in their relationship with Christ? Do they ever wish they had more friends who were seeking the same thing? This summer HNOJ Crew will be offering a small group specifically designed for them to grow as disciples of Jesus! We will meet on Tuesday afternoons (July 10-Aug. 7) from 1-2:30 at HNOJ. We will be using a series entitled, “Follow Me” from the nationally-known discipleship curriculum, YDisciple.

Grades: Incoming 7th and 8th graders (2018-19 school year)

Dates: Tuesdays, July 10-Aug. 7 Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: HNOJ

Cost: None, but registration is required. Click here to download registration forms. 


Registration now open! Find forms here or at the Parish Office.

Extreme Faith Camp is a week-long camp for students currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. It’s a real camp, for real teens, where together we will encounter the One, Real, Living God. Surrounded by the beauty of northern Minnesota, on the campus on one of the elite camps of the Midwest, and saturated in the beauty of our rich Catholic tradition, Extreme Faith Camp is without a doubt a life-changing experience. We spend the week with teens from 4 other churches throughout the Archdiocese and have a blast with a crazy variety of activities (including an epic water slide), and we encounter Christ through the power of the Sacraments, challenging talks, and small group sharing. This Catholic Camp is the real deal.

Space is limited, so make sure to sign up early!

Contact Ashley Cermak:; 763-233-0251 with questions.

Click here for FAQ.

Important Info and Registration for Campers (Current 6th, 7th, & 8th graders):

  • Dates of EFC:  June 25-29, 2018
  • Cost: $465  (Early Registration $385 on/ before Feb. 23rd; $415 on/before Mar. 30th; $465 after Mar. 30th)
  • Strict Registration Deadline: Friday, May 4th  
  • Registration forms for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade teens can be found here starting Dec. 1st.
  • Transportation:  Buses depart St. Vincent de Paul on June 25th and return to St. Vincent de Paul on June 29th. More details provided in early June.