Senior High CREW

Welcome to SH CREW!

You belong here. We believe that every teen at HNOJ has a place in our community and is called to a fulfilling life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is our mission to walk with you through the ups and downs of high school life. Whether you have questions about the faith you need answered, want to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus, or simply want a place to belong, we welcome you to SH CREW. 

All Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs for high school teens (grades 9-12), including Confirmation prepartion, retreats and Teen Core Team make up what we call "SH CREW." Use the drop-down menu below to check out the many ways you can grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ through SH CREW.

Click the appropriate drop-down menu for links to registration. 
Need help registering? Check out the video tutorials on the left-hand side of this page.

Contact Ashley with any questions pertaining to SH CREW: 763-233-0251

All SH CREW Programs and Events

Confirmation Year 1 participants will choose between two tracks when registering. 

  • Track A (Regular): Small group that meets 6 times in the fall and must attend at least 5 First Sundays Oct. - May.
  • Track B (Core Team): Meets every Sunday (except holidays or break weekends) and helps with middle school retreats and other events. 
  • Cost for both tracks is $125 before Aug. 15 or $175 after.

    **NOTE: In addition to these gatherings, all teens must complete two retreats before Confirmation. Click on "Retreats with SH CREW" in menu below or click here to view the options.
  • To gain a full understanding of Confirmation Year 1 preparation, please plan to attend the Parent and Teen Information Meeting on Sun., Sept. 29, from 4-5 p.m.
     
  • View Track A Dates here
  • View Track B Dates here
  • Register for either track here

Confirmation Year 2 participants will choose between two tracks when registering. 

  • Track A (Regular): Must attend at least six First Sundays Oct.-May. (November session required for all 10th graders) and attend five preparation meetings in the Spring
  • Track B (Core Team): Meets every Sunday (except holidays or break weekends) and helps with middle school retreats and other events
  • Cost for both tracks is $125 before Aug. 15 or $175 after.
    *Note: In addition to these gatherings, all teens must complete two retreats before Confirmation. Click on "Retreats with SH CREW" in menu below or click here to view the options.
  • To gain a full understanding of Confirmation Year 2 preparation, please plan to attend the Parent and Teen Information Meeting on Sun., Sept. 29 from 7-8 p.m.
     
  • View Track A Dates here
  • View Track B Dates here
  • Register for either track here

We have two tracks for juniors and seniors who have already been confirmed. Choose one (see explanations of each in subsequent sections):

  • Track A (Regular): Commit to attending all First Sundays and “Encounter Sundays” when your schedule allows
  • Track B (Teen Core Team): Meets every Sunday (except holidays or break weekends) and helps with middle school retreats and other events. 
     
  • Track A dates here.
  • Track B dates here.
  • Sign up for either track here

The HNOJ CREW Teen Core Team is a community of high school teens who commit each year to serve as leaders in HNOJ CREWyouth ministry here at Holy Name of Jesus. 

Together they:

  • Grow in discipleship through prayer and study
  • Build community
  • Serve at youth ministry events
  • Lead in the planning and dreaming of events: giving talks, leading small groups, and helpings with other tasks
  • Attend the annual core team retreat, all Sunday events, and other planned middle school events 
  • Requirements for Teen Core Team are generally the same, but 9th and 10th grade Confirmation students have a few extra requirements. Click on the appropriate list below to view a complete list of dates:

Teen Core Team Requirements:

  • Have a deep love for Jesus Christ and His Church
  • Currently in grades 9-12.
  • Sign the volunteer code of conduct (distrubuted at first Teen Core Team meeting)
  • If 18, complete background check and virtus training

Please complete the Teen Core Team Agreement, which can be accessed here.

Coming Soon:

  • 2019-2020 Teen Core Team Manual
  • Core Team Retreat Permission Slip (January 3-4, 2020) 

Questions about Teen Core Team (Track B), contact Ashley: 763-233-0251 

Encounter Sundays are opportunities for all high schoolers to gather for a talk that dives a little deeper into our faith than the content in First Sunday talks, allows for more small group discussion, and a chance to just hang out with other high schoolers. This is a great option for teens who don't want to be on teen core team but want a little more than just First Sundays. Encounter Sundays are also an awesome time to bring a friend!

We offer seven Encounter Sundays for all high schoolers:
Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 22, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 22, May 17

Have you heard people talk about adoration, but wonder what it is? Could you use a moment of peace during your week? Are you seeking a deeper relationship with Christ?

Starting September 25, we will have Teen Holy Hour in the Adoration Chapel on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. open to all those in grades 6-12.

Throughout the hour there will be praise and worship music, guided prayer, and silence. Show up for the whole hour or stop in for a few minutes. We hope to see you there!

High schoolers, feel free to stick around after for Fine Dining and enjoy hanging out with your friends. Guests always welcome!

2019-2020 Retreats:

  • Passion Play (9th Grade Only): Practices Jan.-Mar. 2020; performance Mar. 13
  • Fall Retreat: November 8-10, 2019
  • Spring Retreat: April 17-19, 2020
  • Steubenville Conference: July 10-12, 2020
  • Christpower Mission Trip: July 2020 (dates TBD)

Click here to view details on each of these retreats.